Encourage E85 and flex fuel, in addition to drilling American oil. Also study the impact on health dietary changes contributed to by rising corn prices could have. We assume corn being a cheap foodstuff is good for the poor, but conscidering the current rate of diabetes and obesity, this is a leap of logic. Might another cheap, subsidized staple food be healthier and free up corn for energy and transportation?? I'm not asserting that this is the case, but rather that it should be studied before we assume rising corn prices from E85 will hurt the poor--through dietary changes, it may actually help. This bears further investigation.
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