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Food versus fuel debate rages on

Sept. 6, 2012 - With so much corn being diverted to be used in ethanol, poultry and livestock farmers are paying more for feed, even more so because of the drought.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has delved into this debate, with opinions from three individuals affected by the debate and asked if the corn crop should be used, given the current marlet, be used to produce food or fuel?

The three commentators are Mike Giles (president of the Georgia Poultry Federation), the CEO of Al-Corn Clean Fuel, Randall J. Doyal and Emory Forrester - the director of feed milling and delivery for Fieldale Farms Corp.

Each commentator discusses a different issue on the topic, and some interesting points are raised.

For the full discussion, visit the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.