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Debunking fuel vs. food myth

October 31, 2014 --


Renewable Fuels Association,

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) released an updated version of its popular publication “Fueling a Nation, Feeding the World”. This 10-page booklet outlines ethanol’s contribution to the global food and feed supply and contains information that disproves the fabricated food vs. fuel argument.

Bob Dinneen, president and CEO of the RFA, discussed the highly-detailed handbook, stating, “The U.S. ethanol industry has quietly evolved into one of the largest feed processing sectors in the world, generating nearly 40 million metric tons of high-protein, high-energy animal feed in the 2013/14 marketing year. The RFA publication is a resource intended to educate policymakers and consumers about the industry’s role in producing feed, to counter the nonsensical food vs. fuel notion, and explain the benefits of ethanol production and co-products for both food and feed markets.”



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