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Race Result Details

Racer Gadi McBain (gaddith)
Race Number 231
Date Tue, 4 Sep 2012 15:46:41 +0000
Speed 135 WPM Try to beat?
Accuracy 94.5%
Rank 1st place (out of 6)
Opponents changeofheartv2 (4th place) yokoshimahebo (2nd place)

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It takes more than a calorie of fossil fuel energy to produce a calorie of food. From the standpoint of industrial efficiency, it's too bad we can't simply drink the petroleum directly, because there's a lot less energy in a bushel of corn (measured in calories) than there is in the half gallon or so of oil required to produce it. Ecologically this is a fabulously expensive way to produce food.
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals (book) by Michael Pollan (see stats)