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Leave our trees alone (so we can cut them down)

Published on July 6, 2011

Saving the trees may sound good on paper, but soon that could hurt the food supply. Food supply? Frank shares some interesting tidbits about how trees work in our food supply.

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By Robert Arena on Jul 06, 2011

Frank, I think you may have jumped the shark on this one. Tree huggers may be an extremist branch of conservation advocacy but I think it is use of resources in an informed and intelligent manner that is the point. That is what makes FSC so important. Without proper stewardship there will be no more cellulose enhanced cheese, never a good thing.

 

By Michael Jahn on Jul 06, 2011

We have been eating things that grow on trees for a very long time. When I make my weekend drive between Sacramento, CA and Simi Valley, CA - I drive by groves and groves of trees. Not sure I am worried that we are going to run out of them.

 

By Petter Kolseth on Jul 07, 2011

Dear Frank, we have added cellulose (MFC) to foodstuff for decades. It's a good thickener and it's non-allergenic and non-toxic. It is one of the components that make medicine pills white as well.

 

By Larry Warter on Jul 07, 2011

All we need is edible ink (fully soy based?) and recycling becomes a past problem.

 

By Paul Butterfield on Jul 15, 2011

I'm less concerned about my refrigerator competing with my printing press (cellulose in food) than I am with my car competing with my liquor cabinet (ethanol in fuel)! :-)

 

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