Food for Fuel?

Daschle, Tom
September 2007
Foreign Affairs;Sep/Oct2007, Vol. 86 Issue 5, p157
The article presents a response to the article "How Biofuels Could Starve the Poor," by C. Ford Runge and Benjamin Senauer that was published in the May/June 2007 issue, igniting a debate on the tradeoffs of using corn-based ethanol. It is the view of both Senauer and Runge that the use of corn as a biofuel would have a negative effect on the poor and increase starvation. A response to that assertion claims that the reality of the situation is, that most U.S. corn is used to feed livestock and that converting corn to biofuel would ease the U.S. dependency on foreign oil.


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