Experts are saying ethanol is partly to blame for the recent jump in prices on dairy and other meat products. The Agriculture Department said the strong demand for corn from ethanol plants is driving up the cost of livestock and will raise prices for beef, pork and chicken as well. Some experts even worry that the nation could face a shortage of corn in coming years.
Despite gloomy reports of rising prices, this is just about the best news I’ve heard all year. Maybe now companies will start to leave out all the “less than 1%” unnecessary animal ingredients from their products to save a few bucks. No more whey in bread, chips, crackers, cereals… Keep your fingers crossed.