Dumbest Analogy in the Food and Fuel Debate:
And the award goes to Scott Faber of the Grocery Manufacturers Association.
In a recent USA Today article, it's clear that the GMA is opposed to the energy legislation that the bi-partisan congress and the President agreed to late last year:
"This is a mandate that would make Stalin blush," Scott Faber, vice president of federal affairs for the Grocery Manufacturers Association, says of the energy bill. "Ethanol is seen in the minds of some very smart and some very powerful legislators as a silver bullet. It's not a silver bullet, it's a hand grenade."Seems to us that dismissing alternative energy policy in such a manner ignores the factual cost and benefits of renewable fuels. And its limited impact on consumer food prices. And the whole hand grenade analogy just strikes us as being really, really dumb.
We're really waiting to see if GMA will ever really discuss the cost impact of higher oil costs and world-wide demand rather than blaming corn ethanol for every price hike, real or imagined.
Maybe that's a land mine Scott and the GMA don't want to touch?
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