Food Or Fuel?
With farm bill drama wreaking havoc in Congress, people are starting to think about corn. More specifically, what should we be doing with all the corn we grow in farms around the United States. Here’s an interesting look at the debate between ethanol fuel and food production.
Of course, this is only part of the story. Eight bushels of corn might be able to feed one person for a whole year, but my guess is that statistic is based on feeding a person a diet of cheap, processed food. Perhaps instead of focusing so intently on corn production, we should diversify crops, therefore promoting a healthy lifestyle for everyone. Overall, this is an important debate to have. What do you think? Where should the US government be putting its resources when it comes to farming?