• I’m impressed, that is saying something if you knew me. I would like to make a suggestion; in lowering the cost for food, I’d start with the production. How much does it cost farmers to operate their equipment and for chemicals? Could they cut their cost by switching to all electric vehicles and have alternative power systems in place on their land; do two things at once, using wind, solar, hydro, geothermal power.

    Farm vehicles and equipment could be powered by these systems and excess power could be used to offset other expenses.

    In addition, an accelerated watering system could be used to prevent infestation. In other wards, they could constantly be spraying their plants if they had a way to constantly recycle the water; to prevent over saturation and evaporation. This may dissuade the growth of certain insects, mold, and fungus; especially if the water keeps the plants at a temperature that is hostile to them.

    I’m just saying, make it so that farmers have to use less chemicals and operate their machinery less expensively; then you are half the way there.

    As far as transporting the food stock cheaply, that’s easy electric rail powered by alternative energy plants owned by the coop.

    Have a nice day, and good luck!

    March 22, 2010 at 2:36 p.m.
  • I am glad that they found solutions. But maybe they can now contact the Advocate and teach them to write a headline.
    Look at this headline, it makes no sense. Read it outloud, if you must.

    March 17, 2010 at 5:46 p.m.