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How Biofuels Could Starve the Poor
C. Ford Runge and Benjamin Senauer
 From Foreign Affairs, May/June 2007

Summary:  Thanks to high oil prices and hefty subsidies, corn-based
ethanol is now all the rage in the United States. But it takes so much
supply to keep ethanol production going that the price of corn -- and
those of other food staples -- is shooting up around the world. To stop
this trend, and prevent even more people from going hungry, Washington
must conserve more and diversify ethanol's production inputs.

http://www.foreignaffairs.org/20070501faessay86305/c-ford-runge-benjamin-senauer/how-biofuels-could-starve-the-poor.html
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