There is a massive drought in the US and corn production looks like it will be lowest that it has been in 15 years. Still, ethanol targets need to be hit so much of that corn is going into government subsidized ethanol production. So it falls to the UN to be the voice of reason.
The UN has called for an immediate suspension of government-mandated US ethanol production, adding to pressure on Barack Obama to address the food-versus-fuel debate in the run-up to presidential elections.
If the EPA also removed the ethanol requirements in gasoline then getting rid of the mandate and subsidies could even bring corn back down to its pre-drought levels.