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Ethanol is having negative effect on prices

July 20, 2013 at 2:20 a.m.


Editor, the Advocate:

Why is the price of beef going up and the harvest of corn going down? Ethanol.

Ethanol is made from corn, which is a food source used to feed people and animals. Also, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, farmers will harvest 55 million fewer bushels of corn than predicted in June.

The Environmental Protection Agency is telling drivers we must use ethanol (corn - which many farmers are growing for the EPA hoping to get rich quick) in our gasoline to help save the planet and keep the air clean. Little do we drivers know that ethanol (again - corn) will probably ruin the motors of our cars and trucks regardless of the age of our transportation.

Remember, ethanol/corn is causing the price of beef to go up and the harvest of corn to go down.

Where's the beef? Eating corn.

Where's the corn? In my gas tank.

Rosalie Sykora, Victoria

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