Commenting on your article, "Many in Haiti are eating dirt to survive" (Jan. 30, Page A-9): This article demonstrates the reason for not using corn to make ethanol.
Corn is an important food crop for people. The type of dirt the Haitians are ingesting might be high quality for worms and vermin, but I am positive that a steady diet of it could make people sick.
Why can't the United States send the Haitians a big shipment of corn meal? How about sending members of the Peace Corps this spring with seeds and know-how? I can't see us ignoring the Haitians' plight. They are our neighbors!