Thursday, June 21, 2007

High Oil Prices Threatens Tequilla Industry

In response to rising demand for corn based ethanol, Mexican farmers are supplanting the agave catcus which is used to make tequila mash, with corn. But don't worry, you can always put a worm in a bottle of ethanol, fire up a joint and be bad on that.
Mexican farmers replace tequila plant with corn | csmonitor.com

5 comments:

The Foodist said...

My understanding is that Agave can be used to produce Ethanol as well... so why transplant for corn??

Bob del Grosso said...

foodist I suspect that corn grows faster and has a higher biomass/hectare ratio than agave.

The Foodist said...

noted thanks

kristin said...

Aww shit, everything else is going up in price cause of oil, my one vice ( ok one of MANY:) is gonna suffer to? Guess I will just have to stick to my buddy Jose.

kriistin said...

I meant to say that because of the demand for things like corn for ethanol thanks in no small part because of the problems in the Mid East and the wack job in Venezula my one ( of many) vices is going to rise in price, which of course sucks completely. Sometimes my mind is faster than the rest of me......