The International Poultry Council (IPC) in a press release this week pointed out that the current world grain shortage caused by prolonged drought in the United States, coupled with excessive rains in Northern Europe, is significantly affecting poultry meat production worldwide.

Given those circumstances, IPC is calling for governmental policies that subsidize or encourage the production of renewable fuels from grains and cereals should be revised in order to avoid the risk of food shortages.  In addition, authorities should discourage financial speculation involving feed gtrain prices and governments should take whatever measures are available to prevent any further increases in grain prices.  The press release is available here.