They'll have to pry this pencil from my cold, dead hand.  This guy claims that the 2008 Farm Bill outlaws wood  (by amending the Lacey Act that makes it illegal to import, sell, or possess products made of wood from protected species trees). 

posted November 18, 2009 at 11:30 a.m.


Jeffrey Sachs on the World Food Problem.  Mark Thoma quotes Jeffrey Sachs's article in the December 2009 issue of Scientific America.   "It is not enough to produce more food; we must also simultaneously stabilize the global population and reduce the ecological consequences of food production—a triple challenge."

posted November 18, 2009 at 11:00 a.m.