Potential articles for use in Research Review:
Biofueling Hunger: How US Corn Ethanol Policy Drives Up Food Prices in Mexico. Action Aid International USA, 2012. Web. 31 Mar. 2016.
- Overview of ethanol, biofuels, and food prices
- Case study of Mexico’s import dependency and US ethanol expansion
- Action plans for Mexican and US governments
Lagi, Marco, Alexander S. Gard-Murray, and Yaneer Bar-Yam. “Impact of Ethanol Conversion and Speculation on Mexican Corn Imports.” New England Complex Systems Institute (2012): n. pag. Web. 31 Mar. 2016.
- Test conducted of various factors that could explain rising food prices, with construction of model
- Results: increasing corn-to-ethanol conversion in the United States and excessive ﬁnancial speculation determined as main causes
- Impact of US policy changes, including subsidies for ethanol conversion and deregulation of ﬁnancial markets
Wise, Timothy A. “The Cost to Mexico of U.S. Corn Ethanol Expansion.” Global Development And Environment Institute (2012): n. pag. Web. 31 Mar. 2016.
- Expansion of US production and consumption of corn-based ethanol
- Impact on poor consumers and net-food-importing developing countries
- Estimation of direct impacts of U.S. ethanol expansion on Mexican corn import costs
Many articles discovered anticipating Mexico’s actions as the leader of the 2012 G20 Summit in regard to biofuel policy changes. No articles yet found discussing if any changes were actually pushed through as a result of the summit.
Many back-and-forth policy changes regarding corn in recent years; examples: