This is a rush transcript from "The Five," February 1, 2013. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.
GREG GUTFELD, CO-HOST: Last week, two workers at a food distribution company in Atlanta were caught stealing 65 grand in chicken wings. Who knows what they plan to do with the pilfered poultry, perhaps built a yurt out of chicken. Don't laugh, Greg Jarrett lives in one.
GUTFELD: But prizes for the app are skyrocketing and our stupid government may be to blame.
According to the National Chicken Council, where I get all my news, companies produce fewer birds last year due to record prices for chicken feed, i.e. corn. Corn costs more because the government requires 40 percent of the crop to be turned to fuel, i.e. ethanol.
Now, some might also blame global warming. The default villain whenever you are trying to evade responsibility. I still blame climate change for Jasper. But you can also blame Obama, except that ethanol subsidiaries were around before him.
But given that food prizes are rising and 50 million Americans are food insecure, it's time for the president to stop the madness. Pricey chicken hurts the poor more than anyone watching the game. And it's a bad idea that reflects toxic thinking of greenies that the earth comes before earthlings, which puts gas tanks before human mouths.
So, wings are the edible equivalent of copper wiring. What a deal to make a few extra bucks.
So, why won't Obama end this travesty? Maybe he is chicken.
ERIC BOLLING, CO-HOST: Yes.
GUTFELD: Anyway, for Sunday's game, why not try a new snack. Buffalo environmentalists. Sure, they're stringy but if we eat enough of them, think how much corn and arugula we can save.
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ANNOUNCER: Greg's preemptive apology.
GUTFELD: I'm sorry.
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GUTFELD: I again apologize for advocating eating environmentalists. That was disgusting and appalling. And I --
BOB BECKEL, CO-HOST: How about you're suggesting that chicken was going to hurt poor people.
GUTFELD: It is.
BECKEL: OK, fine.
GUTFELD: That makes us both -- by the way, bob, both Bush and Obama punted like $1.5 billion in grants and loans into this industry. You got to admit that's madness.
BECKEL: Do you know that every year before the Super Bowl, the price of wings goes up? There's plenty of wings. It's a total and complete conspiracy.
KIMBERLY GUILFOYLE, CO-HOST: Why do you say -- Bob, you make --
BECKEL: No, it is. Last year, the same thing happened. The year before that --
GUTFELD: The critics of Bush said that this was going to happen.
GUILFOYLE: Because you are a sore loser.
BECKEL: No, it's not that. For the last three years, the price of chicken wings have gone up before the Super Bowl.
GUTFELD: No chicken in general is going up, my friend.
BOLLING: Do you realize that we're listening to a guy who two days ago --
GUILFOYLE: There's no chicken wings --
BOLLING: -- ask where chicken wings come from?
BECKEL: That's not the point. Are you going to eat that right now?
GUILFOYLE: What does it look like?
BECKEL: It looks like you are -- it looks like your makeup is falling apart --
BOLLING: Oh, no, no. Can you please not eat?
GUILFOYLE: Only touch one at a time.
BOLLING: Not because of that.