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  •  corn syrup (4+ / 0-)

    I think the use of corn in ethanol will take the price high enough that perhaps manufacturers won't be using as much corn syrup in junk food.
    The Guardian has a pretty good wrap up on the food/fuel controversy today. (Their take is that it will be a disaster for impoverished countries.) When the price of Fritos gets high enough, maybe people will think twice about indulging.

    •  yuck (2+ / 0-)
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      theran, tobendaro

      another way to use the over abundance of corn we grow at huge expense to the environment. The guy who wrote the omnivore's dilema had a great hidden kitchens podcast about this... it takes 150 gallons of oil to grow one acre of corn- so growing corn for fuel is not the answer...

      Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors. ~ Joseph Addison

      by the littlest gator on Wed Aug 29, 2007 at 04:13:42 AM PDT

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