Fewer TV's & Keeping A Lid On Gas

Fewer TV's & Keeping A Lid On Gas

Fewer TV’s & Keeping A Lid On Gas plus Food Forethought. I’m Greg Martin with today’s Northwest Report.

Ethanol production is getting a lot of attention these days from the ground up. Some say that ethanol in today's gasoline is adding to the price at the pump, but is that really the case? Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack responds.

VILSACK: If ethanol did not exist consumers would likely have paid $34.5 billion dollars more for the gas that they put in their automobiles. On average across the nation consumers would be paying 89 cents a gallon more for their gasoline were it not for ethanol and biofuel. And if for whatever reason ethanol production were to halt immediately we could see potentially a doubling of gas prices.

Like many of you, I was raised on TV. It was usually on. Now a new report from the AC Nielsen company shows that TV ownership is down and one of the reasons may surprise you. While poverty levels and the high price of new digital TV’s is one reason cited, how people watch TV is another. More and more people are opting to watch their TV on their computers. This is causing the Nielsen company to rethink they way they calculate television viewership as more and more people opt out of the boob-tube generation.

Now with today’s Food Forethought, here’s Lacy Gray.

I know in the vegan world it would be considered a serious offense, but when I read about the vegan magazine caught using doctored photos of real meat dishes in order to pass them off as tantalizing vegan dishes in their photo spreads I couldn’t help it, I laughed out loud. Vegan activists are hopping mad with moral indignation to find out this brazen act of dishonesty has actually been going on for years. Come on guys, did you really think tofu spare ribs could look that good! But, in order to be fair to vegans everywhere, I admit it would tend to irritate and anger me too if I had been duped in such a manner; especially since I happen to be one of those people who likes using photos of recipes I’m trying out for the first time to see if my culinary efforts match. The vegan magazine guilty of this despicable photo tampering has responded to their readers’ outrage over the photo controversy by stating that “publishing a print magazine is tricky, and that tracking down vegan stock photography portraying appetizing vegan dishes is next to impossible”. Pardon me while I attempt to once again control a strong desire to laugh.

Thanks Lacy. Just a reminder checkout BigIron.com as an option to sell farm equipment. That’s today’s Northwest Report. I’m Greg Martin on the Ag Information Network.

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