I heard something on the radio this morning that cattle ranchers are experiencing a hay shortage in some parts of the country. One guy said that the farmers couldn't switch to corn because it has become too expensive due to the higher demand by the ethanol industry. He also said that if a good way to convert cellulose to ethanol were invented then grass and hay would also become expensive. So is the alternative fuel industry already affecting food prices? I mean are we already reallocating part of our food chain into fuel for SUVs? Maybe ethanol fuel put food prices up to the point where we stop eating like pigs and loose a few pounds. Last summer I heard some speculation that alternative fuels would make food more expensive but I didn't expect it to happen so quickly. It just rubs me the wrong way for when I have to pay more for my food so polluters can drive their cars and continue to degrade my quality of life. If this is true it will make me feel that I'm subsidizing car owners through my higher grocery bill.