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Comment: Re:the magical fruit (Score 5, Informative) 355

by tssm0n0 (#17841712) Attached to: Biology Could Be Used To Turn Sugar Into Diesel
In my country in Europe we make sugar out of beets and we even export it and make money off of it. If a 3rd world country like mine can do it, U.S. sure can, so why is it fixated on sugar cane when beets are easy to grow?


I think they produce a beet or two here in the US:

"U.S. farmers produced 33 million tons of sugar beets on 1.6 million acres in 2000, versus 28 million tons of sugar beets on 1.4 million acres in 1990"

http://www.ers.usda.gov/AmberWaves/February05/Find ings/Sugarbeets.htm

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