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Hmmm...interesting. And big oil would choose another burning fuel, while real solutions to clean energy - wind farms and water generated power - would be a real threat to them.

I also do not like the fact that corn is subsidized, which gives that  market an unfair advantage going forward. Lobbyists for the sugar cane empire have been been able to change that. The artificially cheap prices that result from the government handout is what spurred the explosion of high fructose corn syrup into the U.S. diet, and also happens to coincide with the large rise of diabetes and obesity here.

The food industry lobby is really powerful and wants cheap sweeteners, and another reason corn will not stop receiving this special treatment is the fact that most cattle farmers here use it as feed. Cows do not normally eat corn, which is why antibiotics are used  (and pharmas benefit from this so they also have a stake), but shipping hay in mass quantities to large herds is too costly (corn is dense, easy to ship and cheap) and takes up alot of space, and so you end up with so many parties with a stake in the future of corn that you cannot unravel one from it without some groups getting burned.  

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