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Glixy
06-23-2008, 12:41 PM
Okay, so the price of corn has skyrocketed, due to Ethanol issues?

Is that right?

So now, there are food riots in the developing world, and even more people are going hungry?

Right?

I genuinely don't understand this at all. In all of these developing countries, they don't have much industry, or white-collar work, or infrastructure. You know what they do have? Land...

Shouldn't they be growing corn? Shouldn't this be a boon for them? I don't really get it.

charlie
06-23-2008, 12:44 PM
Not everywhere in the developing world is the soil conducive to growing crops.

India's prime minister for one has called us out for using corn as fuel when there are starving people in the world. I tend to agree...