Tortillanomics: Food or Fuel? The Competition for Mexico's Corn

Via Librarians’ Internet Index.

Companion website for this PBS Frontline documentary that discovers that “the increasing demand for corn-based biofuel in the United States is driving up the cost of Mexico’s staple food, the tortilla.” Features slideshows on protest and politics, the fight between biofuel producers and tortilla consumers for the corn harvest, and effects on farmers and the urban poor in Mexico. Includes related links on biofuels and rising food prices.

About Laura B.

Laura L. Barnes is ISTC's Sustainability Information Curator and Executive Director of the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable (GLPPR). She also created and authors Environmental News Bits (
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