Corn: feed, food, fuel. But, in which order?
About a year ago I was unpacking some porcelain dolls I inherited from my grandma. It was neat to look at the newspaper from when they were packed up 16 years ago. I thought this children’s section was pretty interesting, given all the discussion about the role corn will or should play in our lives; how its volatility has a hand in seemingly making or breaking an economy. Can it put an end to American dependence on foreign oil? Will it, in the meantime, indirectly contribute to oxygen-deficient lakes, rivers, and oceans that cannot support life? Is it the answer for the struggling independent farmer; or is it the nail in the rancher’s coffin? Just some thoughts on this breezy August night.