[extropy-chat] gm biodiesel 'em
Lifespan Pharma Inc.
megao at sasktel.net
Mon Oct 24 00:46:46 UTC 2005
Oilseeds are grown to allow diversity in crop rotations as agriculture
becomes more intensive.
From an economic sense food is a cheap by-product of non-viable
along by economic carrots from societies farm Cash-Back programs.
Valuable non-food things must be the product of agriculture or food
production which otherwise is more of a public
service than a highly profitable business.
Horses for riding and show and racing have value the horse meat is a
Grapes for wine and herbal medicine VS fibre for industrial use.
So grain crops and food crops must be part of plants that produce
extractable or milleable by-products
to justify the food production part.
ei. the phytochemicals in the canola/rape plant foliage must be worth
enough as food and industrial ingredients
to justify the majority of the resource petrochemical inputs to be
used to simply produce more petrochemical inputs.
Dirk Bruere wrote:
> And the politically correct are OK about converting farmland from food
> to fuel production in an increasingly hungry world?
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