Friday, February 3, 2012

Ontario farmers deny that ethanol is hurting their livestock's food supply.

Ontario farmers have spoken up against the findings of George Morris Centre (GMC), an independent agency which is claiming that the ethanol industry is hurting the livestock industry. This was covered by

The article explains how the Grain Farmers of Ontario (GFO) have been contesting the findings of the GMC. They have explained that a third of the corn used for ethanol is actually reused as livestock feed. Added to this is the fact that corn yields in Ontario have actually been increasing rapidly. The GFO claims that without the ethanol industry to take some of this excess corn, that it would actually be negatively impacting Ontario farmers.

The GFO have made it clear that the GMC's findings are false. And that there is no cause for livestock producers to blame the ethanol industry for any issues they may face when seeking feed for their animals. The GFO point out that livestock prices have been at or near a record high of late.

1 comment:

  1. It's good... just try to work in the reference to the original article a bit more organically (i.e. "According to an article on instead of just saying, "This was covered by"