US Should Suspend Ethanol Production, Says UN
Pronouncement comes amid the worst drought in decades.
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.