It is very short-sighted for Americans to let our agricultural commodities become used for fuel. Not only is our food — rice, corn — seeing incredible price inflation, but it takes our most precious commodity, water.
People talk about going to war for oil, but you take away people’s water to grow food and it will be very serious situation indeed.
To paraphrase, the modern-day Marie Antoinette would have said regarding the plight of the poor masses due to high price of corn and other staples, “Let them drink ethanol”
Paul W. Stark