There have been several articles over the last few days that articulate the disconnect between the rhetoric waged by the anti-ethanol campaign in blaming food prices increases on ethanol production and the fact that food prices have remained high despite the recent fall in commodity prices. Here is a sampling of those articles.
Investigation: Inside the ethanol subsidies controversy
Fact vs. Fiction on Food vs. Fuel
It is nice to see that the food versus fuel issue is dying down somewhat but as one article points out the battle being waged against ethanol isn't over just changing terms.
There are signs that the GMA and Food Before Fuel lobby are changing tack a little in attacking ethanol. There also seems to be a slight de-emphasising of the price-rise issue to instead concentrate on ethanol's supposedly detrimental affect on the environment.
But as all the articles point out the campaign has created an atmosphere in which food companies can increase their profits and after all that is what trade organizations such as the GMA are supposed to do.