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UN urges US to cut ethanol production
Financial Times ^
| August 9, 2012
| Javier Blas
Posted on 08/10/2012 12:30:29 PM PDT by Sloth
The UN has called for an immediate suspension of government-mandated US ethanol production, adding to pressure on Barack Obama to address the food-versus-fuel debate in the run-up to presidential elections...
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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: biofuels; corn; ethanol; unitednations
Wow, for once I agree with the UN... except the ethanol mandate needs to be repealed altogether.
posted on 08/10/2012 12:30:34 PM PDT
But I still want the UN out of the US.
posted on 08/10/2012 12:31:38 PM PDT
(A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
posted on 08/10/2012 12:34:47 PM PDT
(The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
Corn and wheat prices are in the stratosphere, and that affects the UN’s ability to give away things to third-world nations. This is purely self-serving and in no way is intended to better our situation except as a temporary palliative.
Given that Obama’s the globalist moron that he is, he’ll take his cues and do this, cutting the price of gas down temporarily for his election bid.
posted on 08/10/2012 12:34:56 PM PDT
(It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
Sooner or later the UN had to get one thing right. Yesterday our Minister of Ag was saying that the corn prices would have little effect on consumer prices. He was of course lying.
posted on 08/10/2012 12:35:17 PM PDT
Liberalism is a mental disorder!
Hey! Let's use our food supply for fuel instead of all that bad oil!
Drill Baby Drill !
” except the ethanol mandate needs to be repealed “
Exactly - the old EPA trick of leaving the mandate in place even though it’s not possible to meet it...
Guess which direction this will drive motor fuel prices...
posted on 08/10/2012 12:36:10 PM PDT
by Uncle Ike
(Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
Repeal the mandate? How about passing a law making it illegal to use food crops to manufacture ethanol?
posted on 08/10/2012 12:40:37 PM PDT
by Former Proud Canadian
(Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
To: Former Proud Canadian
No New Laws!
If I want to use vegetable oil to run the family truckster that should be fine.
Just don’t mandate it.
Let the market work.
posted on 08/10/2012 12:49:46 PM PDT
(The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
It’s either Tony the Tiger in your cereal bowl or a Tiger in your gas tank.
posted on 08/10/2012 12:59:17 PM PDT
(You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
A stopped clock is still correct more times than the United Nations. (But I gotta agree with ‘em)
posted on 08/10/2012 1:08:03 PM PDT
(It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
posted on 08/10/2012 1:08:20 PM PDT
“But I still want the UN out of the US.”
Yes, now, where to put it....hmmmm, how about the Maldives, and then we drive the heck out of our SUV’s and make sea levels rise and.........problem solved.
With the elimination of ethanol, this should accelerate the CO2 problem causing (Smurf Apocalyptic Photo) havoc on the Maldives.....and that new airport they suckered investors into even though their convinced the nation is going under....irony, I just love it.
posted on 08/10/2012 1:17:25 PM PDT
Whats that saying about a blind dog and a bone.... LOL
posted on 08/10/2012 1:23:07 PM PDT
Ethanol plants here in Indiana are shutting down faster than K-marts in the 1990s.
I’m assuming as the price of corn skyrockets, sugar ethanol from Brazil is undercutting the price?
There's just something wrong about having the production of fuel competing with the production of bourbon.
posted on 08/10/2012 5:07:22 PM PDT
by Jeff Chandler
(Whatever a homosexual union might be or represent, it is not physically marital. - F.Cardinal George)
To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...
The UN, wrong again! (for that matter, NPR, wrong again!) When the UN gets around to condemning OPEC for keeping the price of crude so high, instead of civilized countries which burn it -- ever wonder who finances the anti-carbon sh*t?!? -- I'll be pretty impressed. The price of corn rises and falls due to A) the price of petroleum (impact on diesel, gasoline, various ag chemicals) and B) the weather. We've been enjoying our first real rain of the summer, it's amazing the crops haven't burned up, but yield will probably be lower, even if the rain keeps up.
posted on 08/11/2012 2:37:20 AM PDT
We have a gas station near us that sells ethanol free gas. It costs a little more, but it’s worth it.
posted on 08/11/2012 2:48:38 AM PDT
It isn’t that you agree with them - it is that they have come around to the sensible answer that free market conservatives have supported all along.
posted on 08/11/2012 2:56:10 AM PDT
(Islam delenda est)
The UN needs to simply FOaD.
We do need to stop the idiocy of corn cobbing our food market for “bio fuels”, but the food should be for our own.
posted on 08/12/2012 1:25:14 AM PDT
(equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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