Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Politics and food. Obama wants to talk.

Ari Levaux of the Missoula Independent Newspaper has been trying for months to get his questions answered by the political Candidates for President of the US.  Barack Obama was the only candidate to return email responses to the questions.  

His positions were decent, and at times well informed, such as this comment on Biofuels:
"I have been a long-time supporter of home-grown biofuels, but I believe that corn ethanol should be a transitional fuel source as we move towards more advanced cellulosic ethanol, which can be made from agricultural waste products, switchgrass, sustainably harvested forest biomass and other renewable feedstock."

Corn ethanol MUST be transitional at best, it is a crippling practice as we can see with current food shortages globally and increased gas prices locally (remember, 18% of our Oil goes to food production, mostly corn for CAFO's).  

Read more here.

Be Well.

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