In this article written by Susan Thixton she voices her concerns over Dr. Greg Aldrich's recommendation for using ethanol in pet foods. "As if the pet food industry doesnīt have enough problems, now the president of The Pet Food Industry is encouraging dog food and cat food manufacturers to consider using leftovers from ethanol processing. Geez. "
"In an article on the Pet Food Industry website (http://www.petfoodindustry.com/ViewArticle.aspx?id=22862
) Dr. Aldrich states: "The production of ethanol has meant many things to the petfood industry - much of which hasn't been pleasant because of the pressure it has placed on grain supplies. But, maybe there is some redemption for ethanol production that petfood companies have overlooked these last few years. Redemption in the way of an ingredient - specifically the protein-enriched, spent-fermentation co-product known as distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS)."
"Allow me to interpret
The production of ethanol has raised the cost of otherwise cheap grains commonly used as protein in pet food. Ah, but I discovered something that we might have overlooked
and itīs even cheaper! After they process grain for ethanol, the left over garbage still analyzes as protein goodie for us! Jump on this gang, before the price goes up!" "Interpretation: There is one problem, and itīs big
DDGS (left-overs from ethanol production) are extremely prone to a deadly mold that is known to be a killer of pets. Extensive research has shown itīs very risky. But remember, itīs cheap so itīs probably worth the risk." http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/view/76284