Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Brazil Shows You Can Harvest Sugar Cane Without Polluting the Air (Video)

Sugar cane farming is well outside of my wheelhouse. The closest I've come to it is traveling down highways in Brazil lined by kilometers of cane plantation. What this video demonstrates is the impact grassroots movements for change can, through appropriate government regulation, have on how our food is produced. Corporate ag businesses don't want change because it requires and investment in retooling and re-education, and they're driven not by the public good but by the obligation to increase value for shareholders. It's amusing to me how this is portrayed as being so effective in Brazil, and yet  the sugar industry in the US wants us to believe that somehow similar methods can't be implemented here.