Food Policy

US Should Suspend Ethanol Production, Says UN

Pronouncement comes amid the worst drought in decades.

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The United Nations (UN) food agency has called on the United States to suspend its production of biofuel ethanol.

Under US law, 40% of the harvest must be used to make biofuel, a quota which the UN says could contribute to a food crisis around the world.

A drought and heatwave across the US has destroyed much of the country's corn crop, driving up prices.

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