Biofuels Backlash Continues To Build

Calls for the United States to cut subsidies for corn ethanol and reduce production mandates continued building this month in a variety of quarters. In a 10-point plan prepared for last week's G8 Summit in Japan, the World Bank argued that increased biofuels production in Europe and the United States, along with rising energy and fertilizer costs, among other factors, were responsible for

WASHINGTON — Calls for the United States to cut subsidies for corn ethanol and reduce production mandates continued building this month in a variety of quarters.

In a 10-point plan prepared for last week's G8 Summit in Japan, the World Bank argued that increased biofuels production in Europe and the United States, along with rising energy and fertilizer costs, among other factors, were responsible for globally rising food costs.

Similarly, United Kingdom Prime Minister

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