Thursday, May 31, 2007

First it was beer. Now it's tequila.

As demand for ethanol rises, farmers are planting more corn. In Germany, that means less grain being grown for beer. In Mexico, farmers are burning their agave fields and planting corn. So beer and tequila prices will soon be rising. And if you're a lo-carb dieter, be prepared to steak prices to go up for the same reason.

It's a perfect example of the Law of Unintended Consequences! In our desire to go green as quickly as possible, we will, essentialy, destroy other sectors of our economy. Just like when we replace our incandescent light bulbs with florescent. What will we do when mercury poisoning rates climb? And don't give me any of your crap about the low concentrations of mercury in these bulbs. If you are so concerned with your health that you're afraid of a single molecule of cigarette smoke, you should be concerned about the mercury in these bulbs.

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