June 28, 2008
There are two new blogs that have recently started that deal with the current food issues.
As we all know commodity prices have been increasing and that many food manufacturers have made the claim that ethanol is to blame. And while the extent to which ethanol is responsible for higher food prices is up for debate, this could also be the perfect situation for food manufactures to increase prices in excess of what input costs dictate in order to increase their profits. Food Before Profit attempts to hold food manufacturers accountable for such practices.
Food Price Truth was developed to counter the public relations campaign being waged against biofuels by the Grocery Manufacturers Association. Their goal is to provide a clearinghouse of information designed to set the record straight on the domestic and worldwide food crisis.