Growth Energy: Food Versus Fuel is a Fallacy

WASHINGTON, DC – Deep-pocketed food groups continue to trumpet the since-refuted myths and distortions about ethanol and grocery prices. These special interest groups, led by Big Food, seek to make ethanol a scapegoat for recent hikes in our grocery bills – even as they rake in big profits. Growth Energy believes that lawmakers, the press and the public deserve to know that America’s biggest food conglomerates are raking in the profits at the same time they are perpetuating the Big Lie that ethanol increases grocery store prices – and today sent a report to every Member of Congress detailing the sad history of lies, fallacies and untruths behind the ‘food v. fuel’ propaganda.

Growth Energy’s report to Capitol Hill exposes the truth in a “Food vs. Fuel Fallacies” fact sheet. In the report, Growth Energy identified the most common fallacies perpetuated by Big Food executives and addressed each one with the facts. For example, some grocery manufacturers have seen record profits over the same period that they claim ethanol use has driven up grocery prices.

Growth Energy Public Affairs Director Chris Thorne said, “The bottom line is that lawmakers need to know that the “food vs. fuel” debate is a fallacy. It is an orchestrated campaign against ethanol financed and perpetuated by the very companies that seek to profit from high grocery store prices, at the expense of everyday American families.”

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About Growth Energy

Growth Energy is a group committed to the promise of agriculture and growing America’s economy through cleaner, greener energy. Growth Energy members recognize America needs a new ethanol approach. Through smart policy reform and a proactive grassroots campaign, Growth Energy promotes reducing greenhouse gas emissions, expanding the use of ethanol in gasoline, decreasing our dependence on foreign oil, and creating American jobs at home. More information can be found at