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18 December 2009 @ 05:12 pm
Organic chemistry: Ur doin it rong  
Organic Sugar

(What they mean, and what they explain on the back label, is that "our products' carbon emissions are offset by our production of renewable energy. Our power plant generates clean energy and produces enough electricity to power our sugar mill and refining operations, as well as tens of thousands of homes.")
Buddha Buckblaisepascal on December 18th, 2009 10:51 pm (UTC)
The other bit is that cane sugar production has long been organic and virtually carbon-free for a long time. It's been standard to burn the canes as fuel to fire the boilers to make the sugar for years, so in effect they are trying to get credit for doing very little new.
The Evil Twingrey_evil_twin on December 18th, 2009 11:15 pm (UTC)
A lot of the waste from sugar cane production in Queensland is now being sent to the bio diesel place, rather than burned. So I get to happily run my car on sugar cane waste. This makes cane sugar even more fabulous.