The Next Foreign Addiction
Hoosier Ag Today
President Bush popularized the phrase “addicted to foreign oil” in his State of the Union speech a few years ago. It was and still is an accurate description of our energy policy. Each year the US imports billions of dollars in oil from other nations. Efforts to produce our own renewable fuel or drill for our own oil deposits have been met with controversy. While we argue and bicker about how we should break our imported petroleum habit_ forces are quietly at work that could lead to the next big foreign addiction: food.