It’s driving up the costs of everyday foods.
One of the main ingredients in ethanol is corn. Ever since the RFS was imposed, the spike in demand has driven corn prices up 275 percent. According to a 2013 study, thanks to the RFS, American families are now paying about $2,000 a year more for food. If we don’t speak up, the RFS has the ability to continue hurting families and small businesses.
Fact: In 2012, during the worst drought in years, it took 40 percent of the nation’s corn crop to satisfy the law.