Microkhan by Brendan I. Koerner

Jatropha?

February 9th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Every once in a while, the toxic weed jatropha pops up on my radar screen. Last year, it was as a balm for desperate poverty; now it’s being touted as the jet fuel of tomorrow.

Color me the deepest shade of skeptical. And for God’s sake, don’t eat the stuff.

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