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At a news conference Tuesday, scheduled for 10:30 a.m. near the imperiled "River of Grass", Governor Crist is expected to announce a $1.75 billion deal to essentially buy the U.S. Sugar Corporation, including 187,000 acres of farmland that once sat in the northern Everglades. If the deal goes through (and though the announcement will be taking place, the deal isn't set in stone), it will extinguish a powerful 77-year-old company with 1,700 employees and deep roots in South Florida's coal-black organic soil. It will also resurrect and reconfigure a moribund 8-year-old Everglades replumbing effort that is supposed to be the most ambitious ecosystem restoration project in the history of the planet.
Originally posted by Shar
No this is not good for our country this is sad. Very sad indeed.
Originally posted by marg6043
Well taking into consideration that corn syrup is use on almost anything that is considered junk food, this will make American consumer rethink about paying for that packaged sugar snacks or pay for a better and healthy fruit snack.
I dumped the sugar and anything with sugar additives and corn, gluten and wheat a long time ago.
Trust me life is better without them.
Originally posted by poet1b
This is an interesting thread.
I have to ask, why is the government trying to restore the everglades? What makes the everglades so important to restore.
Originally posted by TheRedneck
Ethanol can be produced from any organic material. So why are we concentrating on corn and not some unused resource like wild grasses?
Could it be that corn is now almost completely unobtainable without signing a contract with the seed producers? Anyone here ever try to find corn that doesn't have to be re-purchased each year? It is possible (I have some), but extremely difficult.