The Grocery Manufacturers Association, the American Petroleum Institute and other groups filed a lawsuit challenging the EPA’s decision to allow more corn-based ethanol in gasoline.
Lobbying organizations representing companies that include Tyson Foods Inc. and Coca-Cola Co. are part of the lawsuit filed today in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. The groups, including the American Meat Institute and the Snack Food Association, said the EPA lacked the authority to make the decision and will result in higher food costs.
The EPA’s decision “will increase the amount of corn being diverted to our gas tanks and away from meat and poultry production,” J. Patrick Boyle, the Meat Institute’s chief executive officer, said in an-mailed statement. The AMI includes Tyson, Smithfield Foods Inc. and Kraft Foods Inc. among its members.
I guess it's a "progressive" thing to turn food into fuel. Ask yourself this question, who does this hurt more. Rich people who can absorb higher food prices or poor people who will spend more of their disposable income on food?