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Letter: Peterson's 'corn' remarks were foolish

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opinion Detroit Lakes, 56501
Detroit Lakes Minnesota 511 Washington Avenue 56501

I just watched your congressman, Collin Peterson, on the cable business channel, CNBC. They were talking about the new Farm Bill and bio fuels.

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The interviewers asked Mr. Peterson if he was concerned about the ethanol demand for corn driving up the price of food.

Mr. Peterson said that corn constitutes only a small fraction of American's diet.

What a fool! Corn feeds live stocks, cattle, hogs, poultry. Is this guy for real? Does he actually represent a district in a farm state?

Furthermore, he said that food has been too cheap for too long.

I hope Rep. Peterson's constituents get to hear his comments. I guess Minnesotans don't mind skyrocketing food prices and the high cost of diesel and gasoline.

The residents of Connecticut resent Rep. Peterson's cavalier attitudes. -- Chris A. Ford, Woodbury, Conn.

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