Sunday, February 3, 2013

Super Bowl Chicken Crap

Chicken Little Chicken Wings Crap
The National Chicken Council is stirring up Super Bowl Chicken Crap this football Super Bowl Sunday.

And it is the tired old Chicken Little story about how renewable fuels is ruining your game day chicken wings.

No, they want you to believe it's all about renewable fuels.

"40% of the nation's corn crop" is going for ethanol proclaims their news release.

But it's chicken crap.

The National Chicken Council conveniently forgets to mention the real drivers of higher consumer food prices, like energy, marketing costs and higher profits.

Strong demand for corn means more corn is planted for all users.  And strong demand means continued innovation in seed technologies and increased productivity while protecting the environment with less inputs and modern farming practices.

They are so off-base with their numbers they purposeful do not include the Dried Distillers Grains (DDGs) that are a co-product of the ethanol process that are returned to the feed industry as a nutritious animal feed.

That's about a third of every bushel of corn is returned as animal feed.

So to use the 40% level and not include the DDGs is just plain deceptive.

Or as we like to call it, "chicken crap".

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