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Hunger, crisis in Egypt blamed on ethanol. Get real.

By Mike Barnett

Know what’s causing the political crisis in Egypt? It’s ethanol. Hunger is rampant in this Middle East country because U.S. ethanol production has caused world corn prices to go up. Higher corn prices mean U.S. farmers are taking wheat acres out of production in favor of corn. This is causing wheat prices to spike and because the U.S. exports a lot of wheat to the Middle East, the average Egyptian Joe can’t afford to eat. So he and his friends are rioting in the streets.

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Farmers running and winning The Amazing Race

 

Farmers running and winning the amazing race

By Mike Barnett 

My blogging partner Gene Hall and I have gained a reputation as “the angry dudes from Texas.”

We’re not afraid to address controversial issues in Texas Agriculture Talks. We tangle sometimes with those with whom we disagree. But angry? I prefer to call it edgy. Then again I’m looking at it from this side of the fence.

Today, however—for this blog at least—I’m going to mellow out. Not one angry word will slip from this keyboard.

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Are food extremists the New Luddites?

By Gene Hall

World Hunger

One Saturday evening a few weeks ago, my Texas Aggies were losing badly on TV and I turned to some web surfing to get my mind off it.  I stumbled across the Wikipedia site on Luddites.  This was a group that began in the early 19th Century and named for an early leader.  They were against anything that remotely smacked of technological progress.  As the Industrial Revolution took hold, they sometimes attacked factories and destroyed manufacturing equipment.

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Ethics or revenge—what would happen if you were Food Czar?

Texas Farm Bureau: What would happen if farmers could choose who they feed?

By Mike Barnett
What would happen if farmers could choose who they feed? Would our society look at farmers differently?

Those questions were posed the other day on Facebook by Chris Chinn. An interesting challenge…and this young lady who raises hogs with her family in Missouri received some interesting responses.

So be honest. What’s the first thing that popped in your mind?

My first thought—like many who responded to Chris’s question—was the people I wouldn’t feed. You know, like the food crazies who 1) want to dictate what you eat; 2) find fault with every aspect of modern agriculture; 3) who want to legislate livestock agriculture out of business; 4) all of the above; 5) all of the above and more.

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