Foodservice industry lauds Renewable Fuel Standard Reform Act

Foodservice industry lauds Renewable Fuel Standard Reform Act

Proposed bill could help curb rising food costs tied to production of corn-based ethanol

Restaurant and food associations voiced support for a bipartisan bill introduced in Congress Wednesday that would reform the Renewable Fuel Standard, which requires that large quantities of corn be diverted for use in the production of corn-based ethanol.

Opponents of the RFS argue that the government’s policy of fostering the use of corn — the chief ingredient in U.S. livestock feed — as a fuel source is artificially inflating its price and thereby drivi

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