Al Gore loves ethanol. In fact, on the Al Gore Love-O-Meter, ethanol ranks just ahead of pork ribs and happy ending massages. And while Bill Clinton is equally fond of both guilty pleasures, he has finally figured out that diverting corn to ethanol reduces the amount of corn available for food and drives up prices.
So we’re pretty confident that Gore is not happy with Clinton’s comments. Not happy at all.
The Associated Press has details of Clinton’s corny comments:
Former President Bill Clinton is warning farmers not to use so much corn for ethanol fuel that it raises food prices and causes riots in other countries.
Clinton told farmers and Agriculture Department employees that he believes producing biofuels such as corn-based ethanol is important for reducing U.S. dependence on foreign oil. But he says farmers also should look beyond domestic production and consider the needs of developing countries.
Clinton spoke Thursday at the department’s annual Agricultural Outlook Forum. His foundation has worked to develop agribusiness in African countries such as Malawi and Rwanda.
Al Gore just called to correct this story. He said he likes pork ribs much more than ethanol.
Source: Associated Press