31 January 2011

Speaking of Industrial Agriculture

Speaking of industrial agriculture, can you name the following product?

As far as I know, it is the only product which is so undesirable and so uneconomical, and would do so poorly in the open market, that the U.S. government must:
  • Massively subsidize its production;
  • Protect it from foreign imports (which are produced much more cheaply and efficiently) through high tariffs; and
  • Mandate its use by consumers.
What is it?

4 comments:

Bill White said...

Ethanol?

TYF said...

You got it.

Rachel said...

I was going to say Corn. Which basically is the same thing...

Rachel

Rachel said...

I was going to guess corn (actually, I thought of ethanol, but then I thought of the basic ingredient)