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November 26, 2005

The Dysfunctional Nature of Capitalism and "Free Trade"

-- by Thomas Leavitt

[Is this crazy or what? -Thomas]

Forests Paying the Price for Biofuels
By Fred Pearce
NewScientist.com

Tuesday 22 November 2005

The drive for "green energy" in the developed world is having the perverse effect of encouraging the destruction of tropical rainforests. From the orangutan reserves of Borneo to the Brazilian Amazon, virgin forest is being razed to grow palm oil and soybeans to fuel cars and power stations in Europe and North America. And surging prices are likely to accelerate the destruction.

Posted by Thomas Leavitt at November 26, 2005 9:03 PM

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Hemp is hardier, more efficient to grow and does not need to displace the current vegetation.

We don't use hemp because it makes the slaves sleep all day and eat cheetos while they pleasure your wife or something like that.

Posted by: grannyinsanity [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 26, 2005 9:42 PM

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