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Selma in Sandy Eggo wrote:Haggis@wk wrote:As Bobby H. said "TANSTAAFL"
Where'd I put that polishing cloth? Where's my brass polish?
Hey, who swiped the cannon?
More than half of the world's supply of usable nitrogen is now man-made.
"Agronomists in the Department of Agriculture recommended spreading the ammonium nitrate on farmland as fertilizer"
Giant Communist Robot wrote:...Its being touted as a remedy for our dependence on foreign oil. The raw material for this stuff, palm oil, will come from Malaysia...
treebeau wrote:Giant Communist Robot wrote:...Its being touted as a remedy for our dependence on foreign oil. The raw material for this stuff, palm oil, will come from Malaysia...
GCR: Was that an intentional joke? Wasn't sure but the second sentence cancels out the first.
jamiebk wrote: The main problem with palm farming is the tempatation to hack down tropical forests in order to cultivate revenue producing palms (or anthing for that matter).
Shapley wrote:Here's a link on palm oil production:
Palm Oil Production
Apparently the palm oil trees don't grow well in the soil of Sarawak. Thailand is eyeing palm oil production, and is using Malay expertise in its exploration of the possibility. I would expect Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam to follow suit.
Keep in mind that cultivation of the Indochina area was beginning under the French prior to World War II. I believe rubber was the primary crop in those days, but I could be mistaken. Many of those plantations were lost to rainforest in the decades of war that followed.
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