The federal mandate to turn corn into motor fuel is bad for the environment and raises food prices. But both parties need corn-state votes too much to care.
Corn ethanol is the Franken fuel of American politics. Neither party, neither candidate dares question the program that requires motorists to buy a corrosive, low-heat-content, hydrophilic fuel adulterant—even though that program is now consuming 37 percent of all American corn production and driving up food prices.
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