Editorial: Using food for fuel during a drought is unconscionable

The current drought gives every American a direct stake in the ethanol debate. The cost of corn and other grain has soared along with the summer temperatures. That, in turn, raises the cost of livestock feed. No way should the U.S. government continue to require the production of fuel from a staple crop needed to satisfy a hungry world. No way should the government continue to use protectionist tariffs to restrict imports of competing biofuels, or force gasoline blenders to buy a product that in a free market would attract little or no demand. Click here to read more at the ChicagoTribune.com…

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