Monday, January 16, 2012

Ethanol fuel to blame for worldwide food shortage?

Between the years of 2005-2010, the price of corn per bushel has more than doubled. Approximately 60 percent of the US corn crop goes to making ethanol fuel and is blamed by some for the worldwide food shortage. The US government requires oil companies to use the controversial fuel in gasoline in which the US burns one sixth of world's corn supply on the road. Frederick Kaufman, contributing editor at Harper's Magazine, joins us to discuss the cash crop.

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