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  • Gerald Lange
    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. :†)
    Message 1 of 2 , Jun 20, 2007
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      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.

      Gerald
      http://BielerPress.blogspot.com

      --- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, "amy borezo" <aborezo@...> wrote:
      >
      > Gerald,
      >
      > Well, your comments have forced me to do research this morning when
      I should
      > be printing. Alas,
      > I have come up with these things:
      > --The U.S. is still the world's largest producer of soy and corn.
      > http://www.soystats.com/
      > --Many of the states who dominate the soy market have worked with state
      > governments to mandate state-funded printing with soy ink.
      > http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m3741/is_n3_v39/ai_11235436
      > --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
      feed.
      > --Soy bean growers in Brazil are working with their government, huge
      > multinational coporations and international organizations like
      Greenpeace to
      > ban those products coming from deforested land.
      > http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=34095
      > --I'm putting in a call to Gans, where I get my soy ink from, to ask
      where
      > they get their soy oil for ink production. They aren't open yet.
      I'll let
      > everyone know what I find out.
      >
      > It seems as though a complete boycott of soy would be difficult
      unless you
      > ate animal products that were certain not to have come from a farm
      in which
      > soy feed was used. Not to mention all of the other products soy is
      used in
      > (see the soystats website above)--soy lecithin, anyone?
      >
      > Your sentiment is admirable. No one wants to support deforestation
      of the
      > Amazon. A blanket acceptance of all things "green" without research is
      > certainly ill advised.
      >
      > amy b.
      > shelter/Books
      >
      >
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      >
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