Corn is more pervasive in our national diet than sweet corn on the cob, canned corn, corn oil and on and on. I am certain there is a corn nerd someplace able to tell you how much is consumed even Americans who avoid the stuff in a 1st degree form.
Hate to break it to you but there is an ever growing number of non food uses for things with names you would recognize as food. I would argue in many cases it is a high and acceptable use of arable land. At one point I would have made that argument for my state, but as a short term fill int until a long term solution to a problem the state faced until another solution was found.
I have seen E85 drag racers, street rods, stunt planes at EAA in Oshkosh etc. All had had impressive performance and the wonderful aroma of French fries. What seems to be lost on many is that such performance can be obtained with a properly thought out power plant and do it with a matching life expectancy of a similarly tuned engine using 'pure' gas in the same application. The question for many is not can it be done but should it be as E10-20 for day to day use.
The AMA has a way of playing chicken little that can be frustrating to many. I don't think the MOA should or ever would take a political stand on ethanol. What I wish is much smaller than that.
I wish, given the background of many forum members as researchers, engineers and the vast mechanical skills we have around here, is that the forum became a repository of vetted information that is helpful to the daily rider in on the forum.