Support for Low-Carbon Ethanol Fuels and Americans Rate Diets Low
**The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers rose 0.6% in August on a seasonally adjusted basis, after increasing 0.2% in July.
Over the last 12 months, the all-items index increased 3.7% before seasonal adjustment.
The index for gasoline was the largest contributor to the monthly all-items increase, accounting for over half of the increase.
The food index increased 0.2% in August, as it did in July.
**A new survey from Morning Consult found continued strong voter support for policies promoting the use of lower-cost, lower-carbon American-made ethanol.
Registered voters also indicated robust support for specific legislation allowing the year-round sale of E15 and policy promoting the production of more flex-fuel vehicles capable of using the lower-cost E85 fuel blend.
62% of those surveyed had a favorable opinion of ethanol, while only 17% had an unfavorable opinion.
**New data from USDA’s Economic Research Service show Americans don’t have high ratings for their diets.
In the period covering January 2017 to March 2020, just under three in ten adults, or 29%, reported the healthfulness of their diets was very good or excellent.
That is 3.5% lower than the corresponding share reported in 2005–06.
41% of adults surveyed in 1989–91 rated the healthfulness of their diets as “very good” or excellent.