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Article, Resource filed under Energy, Energy Self-Reliant States | Written by David Morris | No Comments | Updated on Mar 28, 2006

The Once and Future Carbohydrate Economy

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/once-and-future-carbohydrate-economy/

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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Article filed under The Public Good | Written by David Morris | No Comments | Updated on Sep 1, 2000

In a Carbohydrate Economy, Ownership Matters

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/in-a-carbohydrate-economy-ownership-matters/

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… Continue reading