Re: Ink choices
- Hi Amy
Sorry I took you away from your printing. Your research is well put
together. Well, maybe a partial boycott then. I'll just forgo the ink. :â")
Thanks for your efforts.
--- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, "amy borezo" <aborezo@...> wrote:
> Well, your comments have forced me to do research this morning when
> be printing. Alas,
> I have come up with these things:
> --The U.S. is still the world's largest producer of soy and corn.
> --Many of the states who dominate the soy market have worked with state
> governments to mandate state-funded printing with soy ink.
> --The rising demand for soy has increased production in Brazil and
> Argentina, which has fueled more deforestation of the Amazon.
> --The majority of the soy coming from these lands is used in animal
> --Soy bean growers in Brazil are working with their government, huge
> multinational coporations and international organizations like
> ban those products coming from deforested land.
> --I'm putting in a call to Gans, where I get my soy ink from, to ask
> they get their soy oil for ink production. They aren't open yet.
> everyone know what I find out.
> It seems as though a complete boycott of soy would be difficult
> ate animal products that were certain not to have come from a farm
> soy feed was used. Not to mention all of the other products soy is
> (see the soystats website above)--soy lecithin, anyone?
> Your sentiment is admirable. No one wants to support deforestation
> Amazon. A blanket acceptance of all things "green" without research is
> certainly ill advised.
> amy b.
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