Bloomberg on U.S. ethanol policy: “People literally will starve to death”

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg got a lot of attention this week for comparing the threat of global warming to terrorism. In the same way Arnold overshadows him, these remarks perhaps overshadowed the Mayor’s equally blunt thoughts on food vs. fuel:

A new US energy law will cause an increase in global food prices and lead to starvation deaths worldwide because it continues to promote corn ethanol….People literally will starve to death in parts of the world, it always happens when food prices go up.

[Rhetorical note to Mike: The word “literally” is overkill in such a blunt sentence. Nobody is going to think you meant people would “figuratively” starve to death.]

Who can stop the corn supremacy?