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Corn for ethanol displacing agave for tequila in Mexico

The demand for ethanol as a replacement for petroleum has made the price of corn skyrocket. As a result, Mexican farmers are burning their fields of agave (the plant from which tequila is made) to make room for corn. For more, see here.

Posted by David Fahey on June 22, 2007 at 06:15 PM in Mexico, Tequila | Permalink