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Fast food industry dishes RFS scare tactics | Government content from Western Farm Press

November 28, 2012

The fast food industry is playing fast and loose with the facts when it comes to the impact of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) on food prices. The National Council of Chain Restaurants (NCCR) is rolling out a campaign of scare tactics and half-truths. In both a study and a Wall Street Journal guest opinion piece, NCCR managed to avoid any discussion of what really drives food prices—energy costs.
 
“Clearly, Big Food and Big Oil are on the defensive. They lost in their bid for a waiver of the RFS, so now they are resorting to super-sized myths about the impact of the RFS on food prices. Every reasonable analysis of the factors influencing food prices has concluded that the cost of diesel fuel, gasoline, and other energy inputs is the major driver. This study conveniently avoids that issue,” said Bob Dinneen, president of the Renewable Fuels Association.

via Fast food industry dishes RFS scare tactics | Government content from Western Farm Press.

via Fast food industry dishes RFS scare tactics | Government content from Western Farm Press.

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