Argument: Making ethanol from corn does not deprive the needy of food

Issue Report: Corn ethanol


Most importantly, we had a 2.4 billion bushel surplus, or carryover. If we fast-forward this movie to 2010, we find the percentage of fuel ethanol in the United States Department of Agriculture corn crop projections going up to 26 percent of the total crop, with nearly all of that additional demand being met by additional production.
Other uses of corn remain generally flat in real terms. Furthermore, in 2010 we will still produce a stock reserve of over two billion bushels, or 17 percent of production, according to the USDA.”