The RFS has many negative consequences, including volatile food prices for everyone.
IMPACT ON FOOD PRICES
The RFS mandate causes volatile corn prices — setting off a multi-billion-dollar chain reaction throughout the economy that adds costs for farmers, food manufacturers, food retailers and ultimately consumers, American families and small businesses.
Chain restaurants are part of the fabric of every community in every state. Families everywhere enjoy quality, affordable meals at chain restaurants. If left in place, the RFS will stifle these small businesses and hurt consumers.
Initially touted a clean fuel, ethanol has been shown to be harmful to the environment. Mandating more ethanol requires more farmland dedicated to producing corn, which leads to less land available for conservation and more pesticide runoff.