Friday, November 02, 2007

They Have Gone Too Far!!

I have been ranting about the fallout of crops being grown to support the production of ethanol instead of for food for a while. And the economical affects of this Utopian program. The price of dairy products, meats and basic food staples are affected by this idiotic trend. The limited availability of corn is causing starvation in Mexico, it is hurting our economy, all because a bunch of eco-nuts thinks that it will save the environment by lessening the production of CO2. They are WRONG!

Now it has gone too far, because of the increase in growing corn for ethanol, it is going to affect the most basic food group of males - Beer!! (h/t Hot Air)
A worldwide shortage of one of the key ingredients in beer and rising prices for some others are tapping into small brewers' profits and, in some cases, could eventually lead to higher prices.

The price of hops has risen sharply in recent months, while malting companies are telling brewers to expect higher prices for malted barley in the coming year as well.

"It is absolutely amazing, the way this happened," said Dave Miller, brewmaster at Nashville's Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery on West End Avenue.

"I'm sure an economist who's studied the business could have predicted this was going to happen, but most of us aren't nearly that savvy about this stuff," he said.

Barley and wheat prices have skyrocketed as more farmers plant corn to meet increasing demand for ethanol, while others plant feed crops to replace acres lost to corn.

Some may accept the increase cost of meat, some may accept the increase cost of milk, but when you mess with the cost and availability of beer, the line has been crossed!

This story needs to be made known to the general public, because when Joe Sixpack finds out that the cost of his beer will go up because of some eco-wussie, there will be hell to paid.

Mr Minority

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