First pizza prices go up, and now tequila is next to feel the price pressure caused by the trendy demand for ethanol vehicle fuels. A doubling of corn prices has made cultivation of the agave plant (source of Sammy Hagar's favorite drink) less profitable than corn, prompting agave farmers in Mexico to abandon their erstwhile crop and strike it rich on the yellow stuff. What's next, beer?
Mexican farmers replace tequila plant with corn [Christian Science Monitor]
Corn Demand Up, Pizza Prices Skyrocket [internal]