Increasing Demand for Grain Stocks in Ethanol Use Threatens Food Security

Thomas Schueneman

Exploding U.S. Grain Demand for Automotive Fuel Threatens World Food Security and Political Stability

An update today from the Earth Policy Institute discusses another grain harvest with a nearly 4% shortfall of supply to demand - one of the largest on record.

World carryover stocks are at a 34 year low, and an exploding demand for grain in ethanol production is further straining supplies.

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