In September, a letter endorsed by officials from 16 prominent restaurant chains and the National Council of Chain Restaurants was delivered to lawmakers on Capitol Hill, urging them to repeal a federal tax credit for corn-based ethanol producers and a tariff on imported ethanol.
 The signatories charged that the government’s aggressive policy of fostering the use of corn — the chief ingredient in U.S. livestock feed — as a fuel source is artificially inflating corn prices ...

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