The Once and Future Carbohydrate Economy

Date: 28 Mar 2006 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The carbohydrate economy could transform agriculture as well as energy, reviving producer co-ops, and giving farmers a hedge against voilatile commodity prices. For the first time in 60 years, the carbohydrate economy is back on the public-policy agenda. It is an exciting historical opportunity, but one we should approach with deliberation and foresight.

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In a Carbohydrate Economy, Ownership Matters

Date: 1 Sep 2000 | posted in: From the Desk of David Morris, The Public Good | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In a Carbohydrate Economy, Ownership Matters By David Morris Fall 2000 Almost 20 years ago I coined the term “carbohydrate economy” to describe an industrial system with two distinctive features 1. Carbohydrates replace hydrocarbons. We rely on vegetables to supply not only our stomachs but our factories. 2. Cultivators and their surrounding regions capture a significant … Read More