The Washington Post reported on Saturday significant rising of global corn prices due to increases of ethanol fuel production has tripled or quadrupled corn tortilla prices.
Most Mexicans get over 40% of their protein from corn tortillas.
The typical family of four consumes around 2.2 pounds of tortillas per day.
They are used as table ware, are nutrient rich, and aid digestion.
Many of the poor are without their food staple now, unable to afford the higher prices.