Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Ethanol Production And Low Dollar Rob The Nation's Food Banks

Food banks that help to feed the poor, not only around Thanksgiving and Christmas, but in emergency need year-round, are suffering from record low inventory problems. With increased ethanol production, diverting an increasing amount of corn from food production, less farmers and food producers are donating food to food banks. And with the dollar also hitting record lows compared to other world currency, more food products are being exported from the U.S. also hurting donations to food banks. In addition, as more Americans are hard pressed with high gas or heating oil costs, many simply cut back on donations.

The hungry of the U.S. are facing some of the worst of times this Thanksgiving.


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