Ethanol Mandate Leads to Violence, Social Unrest

The conversion of corn to ethanol has contributed to a doubling in global food prices since 2005, according to a report by the New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI).

In a presentation at The Heritage Foundation, Dr. Yaneer Bar-Yam elaborated upon earlierresearch done by NECSI demonstrating a link between global food price increases associated with the corn-to-ethanol conversion and violence in the Middle East and North Africa known as the “Arab Spring” causing “unrest and upheaval.”

“[Corn] is a huge part of the global food system,” Bar-Yam said. Corn forms the basis for everything from high fructose corn syrup and cereal to feed for livestock.

Read more at The Foundry. By Michael Sandoval.


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