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Impact of Ethanol Use on Food Prices and Greenhouse-Gas Emissions
Impact of Ethanol Use on Food Prices and Greenhous

 
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By Douglas W. Elmendorf (pf); Ron Gecan (au); Rob Johansson (au)
Year: 2009
Pages: 16
Binding Paperback

Product Code: 1437915493

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The production and use of ethanol in the U.S. have been steadily increasing since 2001, boosted in part by production subsidies. That growth has exerted upward pressure on the price of corn and, ultimately, on the retail price of food, affecting both individual consumers and fed. expend. on nutritional support programs. It has also raised questions about the environmental consequences of replacing gasoline with ethanol. This analysis examines the relationship between increasing production of ethanol and rising prices for food. It estimated how much of the rise in food prices between 4/07 and 4/08 was due to an increase on the production of ethanol and how much that increase in prices might raise fed. expend. on food assistance programs. Tables and graphs.

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