February 9

A Spoonful of Sugar Makes the Wheels Go Round


This newsblurb from an article by Justin Martin in Fortune Small Business Magazine has the best idea I’ve heard all week: make ethanol from leftover candy or sugar. What a fabulous idea and a great way to free the country from both its skyrocketing obesity epidemic and its dependence on foreign oil. By golly, instead of eating them, if, a la Willie Nelson, we can turn corn and soybean oil into biodiesel and wheat and sugar into ethanol, then, as another Nelson once sang, what a wonderful world it would be.

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  1. I often have some of types I don’t like, which is the kind I buy for Halloween to save myself from myself. But I figure there must be mountains of it that doesn’t sell and goes stale and has to be disposed of by Mars or Hershey or some other big candy conglomerate that could serve as a fuel depot.

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