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Old 12-17-2007, 12:49 PM
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Quote[/b] (ritchiem @ Dec. 17 2007,12:08)]Well I already make sure that I do what I can but I am not in a market where people seem to care in a sense. *I live in apple country where the crop growers freely spray pesticides on windy days * * They use there old oil mixed with diesel fuel to start their fires *Too old school here.

But a younger generation is moving in and I believe that they are more environmentally conscious. *So one day, it may prove to be effective...just not yet.
I can't agree more Rich. Here where I live it is Tobacco Country, when I was a kid we used old skides to burn plant beds for tobacco plant these old skides where covered in lead paint and other chemicals to treat the wood, as times changed we used gas foggers(unerplastic herbicide pesticide) now it is done in a green house called WATER BEDS or WATER PLANTS no to little enviromental hazards are used. So I see the newer generation farmers making changes for the enviroment.
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Old 12-19-2007, 12:34 AM
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I was trying to avoid this topic, but someone asked me to "chime in".... so here goes...

My brother and I have had this conversation before. He thinks the Earth is on a big cycle... that this will happen every X hundred years or so... "look back at the ice age" he says... which is a valid point... there was an ice age... then the big thaw... and that's supposedly how the continents were separated... blah blah blah

Do I think it's happening? Well, SOMETHING is happening... do I think the Earth is going to "die" because of "global warming"? No. Not at all... I think that people by and far care enough about their environment that SOMEONE or a group of SOMEONEs will find a "solution" to all this. Do I think that we all need to "go green"? Nope. For example... how many of you drive "hybrid" cars? Did you know that the batteries in these cars are made of a nickle composite? Do you know how much energy goes into making ONE of these batteries? How many different countries the "building" process goes through? Then you have the fact that people with these types of cars probably drive MORE than the average American because they CAN because they're "saving fuel"... which in turn, means that they have to fill up more often than if they drove like normal people...

Then you have Ethanol fuels... did you know that it takes enough corn to produce enough fuel for ONE 30 gal tank of gas to feed a person for an entire year?

In a nutshell, am I going to market "Green & Clean" as an environmentally safe company? No. Will I try my best to do what I can to save the environment? Maybe, but in the long run, no matter how much I do to save the environment, there are always people out there who just don't care and will eat up that much more energy... On the flip side of that coin, will I do everything in my power to NOT be environmentally safe? Probably not. I don't intend to waste energy. Why? It simply costs too much. I'll do what I can to make sure I cut my costs in any way possible. If that means mroe environmentally safe or LESS environmentally safe, then whatever. I intend to operate my business in the black as soon as possible and STAY there.

::steps down off soap box:: I could say more, but I think I've already said too much.
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Old 12-19-2007, 01:16 AM
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Great post pmblair...I thought you were well spoken. I do know that everyone is mixed about this. I just want peoples honest opinions on the topic...of course without resorting to babble.

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Old 12-20-2007, 02:38 PM
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Thanks Rich... after re-reading that post, I wasn't as harsh as I originally thought I was...
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