Farmers: EPA Regulations Driving Food Prices Up

Subsidizing the production of ethanol would raise the price of food? Can you even call that an unintended consequence?


The Obama administration was urged on Monday to stop diverting grain to gas amid warnings of an "imminent food crisis" caused by America'sdrought.

US government forecasts of a 4% rise in food prices for US consumers because of the drought have sharpened criticism of supports for producing fuel from corn-based ethanol.