Remaindered Links for 02 May 2008
HCFS Not Natural says FDA | Finally, the FDA has declared high fructose corn syrup is not a natural ingredient, and therefore products containing it cannot be labeled as such. HFCS is one of the main components, in this author’s humble opinion, of our national nutrition and obesity problems..
Pizza Hut Delivery Driver Fired for Shooting Armed Robber | In more of the “don’t defend yourself!” news, Pizza Hut fired a driver because of a policy violation, even though he kept himself from being robbed. Another point of stupid corporate policies being followed to the letter because of fear of lawsuits.
BBC: Do You Need To Stock Up The Bunker? | Even the Brits are getting in on the end of the world preparations. It’s based off Barton Biggs’ book “Wealth, War and Wisdom” which talks about wealth preservation during war, specifically, World War II in Europe. Lessons are applicable to modern day life.
The Clean Energy Scam | Agricultural biofuels are not going to save the planet. In fact, they are hurting it just as much as oil through deforestation, agrochemicals, and more.
Algae: The Ultimate In Renewable Energy | Making biofuels from algae farms can produce 100,000 gallons of biofuel in an acre per year. Compare this to 30 for corn and 50 for soybeans. Bring on the pond scum!
Buffett Says Recession May Be Worse Than Feared | Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway and the world’s richest man at $62B, stated that this “recession will be longer and deeper than most people think” and “think[s] consumers are feeling gas and food prices and not feeling they’ve got a lot of money for other things.”