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GMA Statement Regarding House Votes to Roll Back Federal Support for Corn Ethanol

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Roger Lowe / Brian Kennedy

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"After 30 years and billions in subsidies for corn ethanol, the tide has finally turned against using food for fuel. We applaud the House for its votes to start letting this mature industry stand on its own," said Geoff Moody, director of energy and environmental policy, "GMA commends Rep. Flake and Rep. Sullivan for their leadership and looks forward to working with Congress to end policies that divert food and feed to fuel."
 
The two amendments - sponsored by Rep. Flake and Rep. Sullivan, respectively - will prevent funding for corn ethanol infrastructure and prevent EPA from implementing its decision on increasing ethanol in gasoline.
 
 
 

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Based in Washington, D.C., the Grocery Manufacturers Association is the voice of more than 300 leading food, beverage and consumer product companies that sustain and enhance the quality of life for hundreds of millions of people in the United States and around the globe. 
 
Founded in 1908, GMA is an active, vocal advocate for its member companies and a trusted source of information about the industry and the products consumers rely on and enjoy every day.  The association and its member companies are committed to meeting the needs of consumers through product innovation, responsible business practices and effective public policy solutions developed through a genuine partnership with policymakers and other stakeholders. 
 
In keeping with its founding principles, GMA helps its members produce safe products through a strong and ongoing commitment to scientific research, testing and evaluation and to providing consumers with the products, tools and information they need to achieve a healthy diet and an active lifestyle.  The food, beverage and consumer packaged goods industry in the United States generates sales of $2.1 trillion annually, employs 14 million workers and contributes $1 trillion in added value to the economy every year.