Ask Nogger

25/03/11 -- Another new and innovative free service starts today: Ask Nogger. For free impartial advice about absolutely anything grains or non-grains related.

First up today is from Chip Shop, one of my American readers.

Q. Dear Nogger, I've heard that setting up an ethanol refinery is a licence to print money at the taxpayers expense that will see me laughing all the way to the bank. The thing is, I've also heard that it may be a tiny itsy bit detrimental to global food prices. What should I do?

A. Sod the poor, the hungry and the needy Chip and fill your boots my son. It's business, people are gonna get hurt, live with it and eat that corn boy.