Tofu Fueled Automobiles?!

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The world is a much different place than it was fifty years ago, even just ten years ago! Within the end of last year the population “officially” reached a grand total of 7 billion people! I am not sure how the UN population fund tracks the world’s population, but either way it is an extroardinary thing to say our planet is home to 7 billion people. Since the world is changing at such a rapid pace, there are certain issues that we are now having to deal with prior to the rapid increase in population. Global climate change, hyper-inflated prices for food, energy needs. This is why I have decided to write a short entry about this unique company in Japan. Tofu is a major ingrediant in recipes for East Asian countries and one company in Japan has decided to mix tofu and potato skins together in order to produce energy. Typically I would complain that food is for consumption and is not intended to be utilized for energy concerning machinary, but this company is taking the waste products that are created while producing tofu. Therefore there is not a increase in food demands outside the factors of human consumption. This is one major problem I have against utilizing corn for our ethanoyl here in the United States. Corn is a major staple for a lot of the products around the world and the change in consumption is just one out of many reasons why food prices are continually rising. The Brazilians decided sugar was a good substitute and now the Japanese are looking at tofu waste products. I have included the video at the end of this post, so I would encourage you to check it out and I hope it gives some food for thought! —>> Get my little play on words there!
http://cgi4.nhk.or.jp/eco-channel/en/movie/play.cgi?movie=e_jbc_20110914_0249

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~ by branhow on February 13, 2012.

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