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During his interview with reporter Dan Carney (“Dwayne’s World,” July/August), Archer Daniels Midland Chairman Dwayne Andreas jokingly asked a fellow executive, “What do they do for us in Bulgaria? Do they fix the prices? Or is there some kind of a free market?” At least we thought he was joking. As we reported, ADM is an enormous beneficiary of corporate subsidies, like the Agriculture Department’s sugar program, which pushes cola makers to use corn syrup as a sweetener by inflating sugar prices. In July, a criminal antitrust investigation fingered the agribusiness giant for allegedly price-fixing, among other things, the corn syrup used in cola.

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