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10780Corn is king -- and therefore a growing problem

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  • rickrise@earthlink.net
    Mar 2, 2008
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      They almost get it--but still no mention of reducing demand for fuel by not driving, dammit!

      Corn is king -- and therefore a growing problem

      Increasing dependence on the grain leaves the U.S. vulnerable to drought-induced price spikes in food and fuel.

      By Jerry Hirsch
      Los Angeles Times Staff Writer

      March 2 2008

      Corn is a key element of the U.S. food supply. It is what dairy cows eat to make milk and hens consume to lay eggs. It fattens cattle, hogs and chickens before slaughter. It makes soda sweet. As the building block of ethanol, it is now also a major component of auto fuel.

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