Tequila Sunset

    It’s Schmoe worst nightmare come true!  According to the Telegraph (UK), Mexican farmers are clearing away agave fields — used to make tequila — for more profitable wheat or corn crops.  With the US paying big money for biofuels, tequila may become a thing of the past.

    Corn currently sells for a record 18 cents a pound as US motorists turn towards biofuels in an attempt to avoid the soaring cost of petrol — now $2 a gallon.
    In contrast, agave, which was worth approximately 80 cents a pound six years ago, now sells for less than two cents.
    As a result, farmers have taken the difficult decision to let their agave crops burn to clear the way for more lucrative crops.

    I imagine at this very moment, having read this, there is a Schmoe-shaped cloud above his spinning office chair, as Schmoe tears off to the closest liquor store to stockpile bottles of patron.
    (Found via Digg.com.)

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 08/28 at 12:13 PM
  1. Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted by Schmoe on 09/02  at  09:50 AM
  2. This was going to be the basis of my rebuttal (and it was supposed to be in the newest podcast), but it really doesn’t change the main point:  Less agave for tequila.  Bah.

    Posted by Schmoe on 09/05  at  12:40 PM
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