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The Motley Fool: 3 Powerful Graphs Behind the Food-vs.-Fuel Debate

Food Costs Are Eating American Family Budgets provide a powerful backdrop for the food-vs.-fuel debate.

Baltimore Sun: Unfair fuel standard leaves a bad taste

Thanks to the RFS, prices for animal feed have soared, burdening those farmers and ranchers that raise livestock and poultry, along with the companies that process them, with rising production costs. The increased costs are reflected in the expanding grocery bills of every American.

Comments on Impacts of RFS

The House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce is issuing a series of white papers as the first step in reviewing the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Each white paper poses a series of questions on the pitfalls of the RFS to stakeholders in affected sectors. Read the comments on the white papers:

Fuel Fix: Unusual allies fight renewable fuel standard

Humanitarians, environmentalists, farmers’ advocates and refiners on Monday came together to demand changes to a renewable fuel mandate they said is wiping out wetlands and driving food costs higher.

Stakeholders Hold Press Call & Hill Briefings on Negative Impacts of the Renewable Fuel Standard

A diverse group of stakeholders held a press call to discuss the negative impacts of the RFS. The group was comprised of food and fuel manufacturers, livestock and dairy producers, boating and small engine groups, environmental and anti-hunger organizations, and budget watchdogs.

Renewable Fuel Standard Adds $2,000 to Family Food Budget

For the first time since the 1970s, food is becoming less affordable.

GlobalWarming.org: Another Study Debunks RFA/Vilsack Claim Ethanol Reduced Gas Prices by $1.09/Gal

A new study by the Energy Research Policy Foundation, Inc. (EPRINC) further debunks the popular talking point of USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack and the Renewable Fuel Association (RFA) that ethanol reduced gasoline prices by $0.89/gal in 2010 and $1.09/gal in 2011.

Press Release: Study Supports Need to Reform Ethanol Production Mandate

The increases we’ve seen in commodity prices are strongly associated with the RFS mandate. While Americans are forced to pay more for food, they’re also not seeing lower prices at the pump; it’s a lose-lose situation.