One Stiff Bird: Ethanol Drives Expensive Turkey

We’ve all read that biofuels are driving up the price of [insert food here], from coffee to beer to meateven gummy bears, for heaven’s sake. Now that it’s gobble day, of course we have to blame ethanol for higher-priced turkeys. CNBC says Thanksgiving dinner will cost $5 more this year due to ethanol bumping up the price of corn (turkey feed), which accounts for 60 percent of the cost of the bird. The article quotes the head of California’s Poultry Federation, who says he knows of a large operation that has witnessed its corn feed bill jump by $100 million. Chew on that!

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