Food Vs. Fuel: What Trump’s Ethanol Policy Means For The Food System

The Environmental Protection Agency is moving forward with President Trump’s directive to lift a federal ban on high ethanol blended gas during the summer months, though not quickly enough for Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa, who Reuters reports is urging the EPA to lift the ban on a much quicker timeline. Lifting the ban is a policy shift that’s being celebrated by large-scale corn growers and decried by biofuel opponents. But the policy has implications for the food system too, as many food system reformers say the last thing U.S. farmers should…

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PM’s Dramatic Move Means Rs 500 Cr Loss for Counterfeit Masters in Pak

New Delhi: India’s security establishment has long been convinced that Pakistani spy agency ISI was pumping counterfeit notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 to finance terror activities within, even earning a handsome profit in the process. The ISI was clocking an annual profit of around Rs 500 crore, around 30-40% on the face value of each counterfeit Indian note produced in Pakistan, according to a report prepared by the IB, R&AW, Directorate of Revenue Intelligence and the CBI. Indian intelligence estimates that terror financiers incur a cost of Rs…

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