Saturday, October 27, 2012

What happens to non-ethanol corn

What happens with all the corn that is not used for ethanol or animal feed? Many think it's used to make cereal and corn chips. But that turns out to be only 14% of all the non-ethanol corn usage. The biggest portion by far (36%) is used to make high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS). And much of HFCS is used for carbonated soft drink manufacturing. That means we should see soda prices in the supermarket continue to rise - which may be a good thing in terms of consumer health.

Here are all the non-ethanol uses of corn.

Non-ethanol corn usage (source: DB)
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