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Stop Burning Food During a Drought

Reginald10 Wrote: Sep 01, 2012 2:55 PM
"So far, instead of providing relief from the food-burning mandate, the Obama administration's emergency response has been to buy up meat and poultry at taxpayer expense. So instead of helping, they're making the situation worse: increasing demand for meats will drive the prices of those foods up as well. And whad'ya bet, those government-owned food stocks will wind up donated to foreign countries to help them with the famine we caused.

It is always foolish for a country to order the burning of its food supply, but it takes a special kind of depravity to do it in the midst of a severe drought. Yet that is precisely what the misguided federal ethanol mandate is doing, requiring the burning of 40 percent of the corn supply at a time of shortages and sky-high prices. If no action is taken, the impact will be another spike in grocery prices next year, as well as devastation for farmers and ranchers attempting to cope with higher feed prices.

The severity of the situation is...