Fuel vs. Food

While hope for this year’s corn crop is slim, hope for next year’s crop is also diminishing.  The midwest’s rainy season has already passed, so it is doubtful whether there will be enough moisture to start next year’s crop.  We are currently in the worst drought the U.S. has seen in 50 years.  While some…

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Guitars vs. Rainforest

Guitar maker, Gibson, has settled a court case brought against them by the federal government that accused Gibson of importing ebony from Madagascar and India along with rosewood, to make their guitars.  Under the Lacey Act, acquiring plant products that are protected in the country of their origin is prohibited.  Both ebony and rosewood are…

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