Popcorn Poppycock

In Current News, Ethanol, Food vs Fuel, General, State Groups by Cindy

I know Chuck already did a post on the Iowa “Popcorn Propaganda” event, but here are my thoughts to add, along with another picture. This is Iowa Corn Promotion Board intern Paul Brees with the fruits of his six hours of labor – 38.5 pounds of popcorn. The purpose of Paul’s popping project was to point out to the press …

What he said … Johanns Meets the Press Club

In Current News, Ethanol, Food vs Fuel, General by Cindy

It was inevitable that when Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns spoke at the National Press Club on July 27 someone would ask about ethanol. The transcript says it all: QUESTION: Corn-based ethanol may help the nation reduce its dependence on foreign oil, but critics say that ethanol costs almost as much as the energy it produces. Isn’t corn-based ethanol a wasteful …