11/19/2008
Secretary Schafer Calls Big Food’s Attack On Ethanol “Totally Off Base”

WASHINGTON – In a new interview, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Ed Schafer lashed out against the perpetrators of a deceptive campaign against ethanol. In his response to a reporter’s question about food manufacturers’ high prices, Secretary Schafer said, “I just think that they are totally off base. They are building positions that I […]

11/19/2008
Growth Energy Launches Ad Campaign to Promote Higher Ethanol Blends

November 19, 2008 Washington, D.C. – Growth Energy launched an ad campaign this week to promote higher blends of ethanol in the U.S. gas supply (see the ad campaign at GrowthEnergy.org). Currently, most gasoline in America is E-10 which is ninety percent gasoline and ten percent ethanol. The ad campaign's message is that increasing the […]

11/18/2008
Hypocritical Big Food Opposes Federal Investment – Except Its Own

November 18, 2008 Washington, DC – Today, Growth Energy called on the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) to discontinue its deceptive attacks on the government's investment in ethanol and other renewable fuels. They also warned that curbing investment now could stop progress in the development of second-generation biofuels that can further reduce the nation's dependence on […]

11/17/2008
Growth Energy Launches Countdown Clock, Calls on Big Food to Lower Prices

Washington, D.C. – Growth Energy today launched a countdown clock to track the hours and days elapsed since the group called on Big Food to lower prices for consumers at the grocery store. See the countdown clock at GrowthEnergy.org. The launch of the clock follows the report last week that Thanksgiving food prices would be […]

11/11/2008
Big Food’s Smear Campaign Exposed by New Group of Ethanol Producers

Washington, D.C. – A group of ethanol producers announced the launch of their new organization, Growth Energy, with the release of a policy brief and an ad campaign to set the record straight on food prices. The campaign comes at a time when corn prices have decreased by more than fifty percent and oil prices […]

11/11/2008
Ethanol Producers Form Organization To Help In Energy Debate

NEW YORK (Dow Jones)–Ethanol producers have launched a new organization, Growth Energy, to combat claims that the corn-based fuel has driven food prices upward. The companies, including ethanol producers POET LLC and Green Plains Renewable Energy Inc. (GPRE) plant-builder ICM, said the group would be an aggressive voice in the energy debate. The companies will […]


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As @USDA looks to the future, I’m thrilled to see them prioritize biofuels—a cleaner, more affordable choice at the pump. #E30 by 2050 would be a boon for Iowa’s farmers & biofuels producers—while increasing the production of renewable fuels and better protecting our environment. https://t.co/McLxPMpUPn

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“It’s exciting to see the USDA come out with an innovative agenda that recognizes, encourages, and accelerates agriculture’s ability to address climate change constructively, while doing fantastic things for the farming community.” - CEO Emily Skor told @IowaAgRadio today.

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