With the rising popularity of ethanol made from fermented corn mash, the price of Mexican tortillas, animal feed, US pig farmers rely on to fatten their livestock and alot of drunks whose primary source of nutrition comes from corn mash related products are finding themselves in a bind.
This has led to the formation of TEPFD: the alliance of tortilla eaters, pig farmers and drunks. This new union is fighting to keep the price of corn down while energy hungry countries across the world are seeking new , cleaner sources of fuel.
One solution in the mix is the possible use of the left-over mash from the fermentation process to feed livestock . Seagrams Inc has shown interest in this alternative since the alcohol-saturated mash could keep the poor and the drunken drunk and promote a very happy pig. Unfortunately since alcohol kills the poor, the drunk and the porcine, other answers to the dilemma are being sought.
One exciting new idea is the use of animal fat to manufacture bio- fuel. This is not without its problems, however. Mexico already makes most of its food with lard so the TE part of the alliance is out. Pig farmers are in since their product is mostly animal fat anyway and drunks don't really care since...well, they're drunk any way.
Researchers continue to seek a solution and the TEPFD alliance hopes to keep eating and drinking till that day arrives.