EPA to Approve Grain Sorghum for Cleaner Ethanol - ABC News Adding another layer of failure to an already failed program, the EPA approves animal feedsock (sorghum) that will result in "cleaner" ethanol. What's that? Ethanol isn't clean to begin with? Almost all the ethanol produced in the U.S. now is conventional ethanol made from corn starch. Critics of the ethanol industry complain too much corn is going to energy production, resulting in higher food prices for consumers. Corn affects food prices in multiple ways because it's a widely used ingredient in food manufacturing and it's used to feed livestock. More grain sorghum going to fuel production is unlikely to spark the same complaints, because it is not the main ingredient in a number of foods. While it can be used in human food, it's sold mainly to feed poultry, cattle and other livestock. So, look for a rise in the price of poultry, cattle, and other livestock. Geez Louise on the one hand, we grant agriculture every conceivable outlet for their products and on the other hand we attempt to hammer oil/gas/coal into oblivion. EPA... Everything Privileging Agriculture.