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CNNMoney: Ethanol subsidy under fireupdated: Tue Nov 16 2010 14:53:00

For years, American taxpayers have subsidized ethanol production in a bid to boost the nation's energy independence.

Fortune: Wesley Clark: Ethanol's field generalupdated: Thu Jul 02 2009 17:25:00

If ever there were an industry in need of a general, it's the ethanol industry. Already under siege from food companies blaming biofuels for rising grocery prices, ethanol companies are now seeing their profit margins crushed by falling prices for their product. Compounding the problem, many environmentalists -- who five minutes ago seemed to be in ethanol's corner -- have turned against the corn-based fuel.

Riots, instability spread as food prices skyrocketupdated: Mon Apr 21 2008 04:30:00

Riots from Haiti to Bangladesh to Egypt over the soaring costs of basic foods have brought the issue to a boiling point and catapulted it to the forefront of the world's attention, the head of an agency focused on global development said Monday.

U.S. to give $200M in food aidupdated: Mon Apr 21 2008 04:29:00

U.S. President George W. Bush has ordered the release of $200 million in emergency aid to help countries where the soaring cost of basic food has spurred riots and instability.

Time.com: Farmers Expected to Plant Less Cornupdated: Mon Mar 31 2008 14:35:00

Farmers are expected to plant less corn this year, which could mean higher continuing higher costs for consumers at the grocery store

CNNMoney: Sorting through the ethanol hypeupdated: Mon Jun 12 2006 12:47:00

The buzz surrounding ethanol producers is growing as the first of three companies gets set to go public, but analysts say retail investors should beware of the risks associated with getting in on the ethanol game.

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