FOOD: Across the Land

The world's third largest corn refinery closed down last week for lack of corn.

U.S. Food Administrator Chester Davis resigned this week for lack of authority.

The corn refinery which shut its doors is in Clinton, la., in the heart of the U.S. corn belt, where bins and elevators bulge with last year's crop.

Chester Davis resigned in Washington, where there is authority aplenty, but no one knows to whom it belongs and who should exercise it.

Thus the irony and folly of the U.S. food situation was brought squarely home to the U.S....

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