Monday, March 31, 2008

Less Corn Could Mean Higher Food Prices - New York Times

Less Corn Could Mean Higher Food Prices - New York Times:

Corn prices already are high, and a drop in supply should keep them rising. Combine that with the huge demand for corn-based ethanol fuel -- and higher energy costs for transporting food -- and consumers are likely to see their food bills going up and up.

Corn is almost everywhere you look in the U.S. food supply. Poultry, beef and pork companies use it to feed their animals. High fructose corn syrup is used in soft drinks and many other foods, including lunch meats and salad dressings. Corn is often an ingredient in breads, peanut butter, oatmeal and potato chips.

Um, oatmeal?

Thank god I don't eat any of this stuff...

1 comment:

Erin said...

It's interesting you posted this today, our local NPR station broadcast Micheal Pollan's talk this evening on the cornification of foods, did you hear it? He is the author of The Botany of Desire and The Omnivore's Dilemma. Very interesting stuff.