Seven fat years, seven lean years

Posted on December 19, 2007

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We take so much for granted.

Rising prices of corn and wheat are the first signs of a coming worldwide food shortage.

Yesterday, The New York Times presented a sobering report, “The Price of Growing Fuel” on its Business Day section front (page C1, 12-18-2007). Times reporter Andrew Martin writes:

“Now, with Congress poised to adopt a new mandate that would double the volume of ethanol made from corn, ethanol skeptics say a fateful moment has arrived, with the nation about to commit itself to decades of competition between food and fuel for the use of agricultural land.”

Political decisions have consequences. Will we choose to starve people and feed cars?  —  Bernie Hayden

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