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The Baltimore Sun: Renewable fuel standard is too costly

Last year, more than 40% of the nation's corn crop went to ethanol production — not food — because the RFS requires more ethanol to be blended into our gasoline. This demand for corn has driven prices for the commodity up by 40% to the detriment of U.S. food producers and hungry families.

The Baltimore Sun: Rethinking the Food vs. Fuel Debate

This year's drought, along with recent news reports of the lowest corn yield in 17 years, has rekindled the food vs. fuel debate — and, for good reasons.