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Reader's view: Immoral to fuel cars with food

I appreciated the clarification from Ashwin Raman of Minnesota Bio-Fuels with regard to how much corn goes into the production of ethanol. His "In Response" commentary on March 30 was headlined, "Study, article misrepresented, did disservice to e...

I appreciated the clarification from Ashwin Raman of Minnesota Bio-Fuels with regard to how much corn goes into the production of ethanol. His "In Response" commentary on March 30 was headlined, "Study, article misrepresented, did disservice to ethanol."

The fact remains, however, that, in a world full of hungry people, the U.S. is using food to fuel automobiles. And because of government mandates on the use of ethanol in most of our gas, consumers have little choice but to participate in this immoral use of some 22 percent of our corn supply.

Joseph Harmon

Ashland

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