Scatonomics Anyone?

Yesterday I poked fun at a commentors bathroom references on current economic policy and coined the term, scatonomics.

But today's Bloomberg article on sanitation in India is enough to make someone.....well, let's just say give me those country of origin food labels now!

With that act, she added to the estimated 100,000 tons of human excrement that Indians leave each day in fields of potatoes, carrots and spinach, on banks that line rivers used for drinking and bathing and along roads jammed with scooters, trucks and pedestrians.

Yuck! Mangoes anyone?

The article continues on about how there is little sanitation in India and one must wonder about other nations. Let's face it, as important modern sanitation is to our world, no one wants to contemplate the commode.

On the other hand, one of the first things moving armies do is dig latrines.....so why is this such an issue in India?

One thing is certain, while our globalization agenda cheap profit makers want to continue to import food....clearly not all countries and sanitation methods are equal!

(WARNING: do not read the Bloomberg article soon after lunch!)

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What Bill Gates said about India food prices

several years ago Gates was quoted as marveling how inexpensive the food in the Microsoft cafeteria in India was. He's completely clueless that his food was prepared by slumdogs and grown in the conditions described in this article.

the scary thing, if the people calling for "leveling the playing field" get their way, this will be life in USA for the what is now the middle-class.

Gates and Ellison will have their gulfstreams and yachts in monaco either way - so no worries.

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puts a new spin on environmental, labor standards

Part of the reason I posted this is because yesterday I was sarcastic on the term scatonomics ;)

but Good God, that's disgusting and I am sure India is not alone.

But that's what happens when one arbitrages....the phrase you get what you pay for comes through.

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