18 July 2008

Green wash, worst case scenario

CNN is promoting Cody's Big Bio-fuel Adventure. Let's look at the facts: a news and entertainment network sponsors an obese man to drive a truck across the US. The truck's fuel depends on government's consumption-inducing subsidies, a policy that is backfiring throughout the global supply chain into greater destruction of the rain forests and frighteningly higher food prices. Hurray! Let's all buy trucks and drive them across the country just to prove our commitment to the environment.

According to the article, "They are looking for your recommendations on where to eat, what to see, and how to fill up on bio-fuel." Here are mine: eat vegetables at home, watch your weight, and try not to fill up at all.

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