From the WSJ energy blog:
Is the anti-ethanol crusade beginning to gather steam among mainstream Western publications?
Two weeks after The Economist confessed, in a stunned-sounding editorial that it found itself in agreement with Fidel Castro’s vehement critique of foods-as-fuels, Foreign Affairs magazine has also jumped on board. In the magazine’s May edition, two professors from the University of Minnesota write that, like Castro and The Economist, they believe the growing use of biofuels may starve the world’s poor by pushing up food prices for minimal environmental gains.
"Washington’s fixation on corn-based ethanol has distorted the national agenda," charge the authors, noting that corn and soybeans are some of the least environmentally friendly feedstocks to use for biofuels.