Survey: Should We Still Subsidize Biofuels?


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We are in the midst of a worldwide food crisis; in the US, wheat has doubled in price. In Mexico, they are rioting over tortilla prices. Rice has doubled. Italians can't afford pasta. Worst of all, we are running out of beer. Yet the American and Canadian governments continue to subsidize the production of biofuels from corn and soybeans, in the name of "energy independence."