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Will the Corn Supply Hold Out in an Ethanol Age?

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Will the Corn Supply Hold Out in an Ethanol Age?

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Will the Corn Supply Hold Out in an Ethanol Age?

Will the Corn Supply Hold Out in an Ethanol Age?

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Let's say a trend toward making ethanol fuel for cars and industry really takes off. Will there be enough corn left over to feed people? Economist Lester Brown, founder of the Earth Policy Insitute, isn't so sure.