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Corn Politics Roundup (pun intended)

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on July 11, 2010 - 12:32am

Corn has had a bad week. Driving by the vast corn fields this week that were well above "knee high by the 4th of July" (more like "had high") one would never know just how much damage corn can and has done - both environmentally and politically.

Here's the weekly roundup:

This week the San Francisco Chronicle reported on Dead zone in gulf linked to ethanol production. While this is by no means "new" news, in the face of the recent Gulf spill disaster, it gives new light and understanding of the ever-unfolding "dead zone" scenario with the cause largely implicating the productino of ethanol.

 

In other news, last week

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