Be part of the solution!

June 15, 2007 by barbara

by barbara

For months, I’ve been harping about the need for Americans to rise up off our couches and computer chairs and DO something to help our country. The answer to “so, like what?” crossed my radar this morning. Friends, I believe it is now possible to maintain one’s rosy rump roost AND do something profoundly patriotic. Here's the scoop.

A Reuters story via Yahoo News tells us that Energy Alternative Solutions, Inc. (a California biodiesel company) is partnering with grocers, restaurateurs and fast food places like KFC to recycle food waste into alternative fuel.

EASI said its restaurant-grease biodiesel will be sold at fueling stations in Central and Northern California as a blend of 20 percent biodiesel and 80 regular diesel known as "B20."

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, using B20 can significantly cut greenhouse gas emissions and smog, EASI said in a press release.

Ergo, the more greasy grub we consume, the greater is our measurable contribution to environmental responsibility. It is now our patriotic duty to eat French fries in ever greater quantities. What goes around comes around, oui?

Thought you'd want to know.

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susan | June 15, 2007 - 11:18am

Years ago, about 10 I think, a greasemobile came to our house. A young guy was driving it cross-country to promote the use of McDonald's waste fat to fuel cars. I think he called it the french-fry mobile, and yes, the exhaust smelled like McDonald's fries. I'm not sure, but seems to me he actually refueled at any of the billions of McDonald's across the land, although I think he had to do more than pull up at the drive-through lane. But I don't think the grease had to be processed in any way, it went straight into the tank. It was very clever, and we figured he was on to something. But Barb, what's a" rosy rump roost"? Neither my roost nor rump are what I'd call rosy, but TMI.

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barbara aka babs (not verified) | June 15, 2007 - 5:36pm

A rosy is a rosy is a rosy.

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