As If Fords Weren’t Bad Enough

Yeah, hey, top up the oil, will ya? And check the tire pressure and ketchup reservoir, okay? Thanks.

Ford Motor Company and H.J. Heinz issued a joint announcement yesterday, describing a new partnership aimed at producing car parts fromtomatoes. Well, at least they’re not using lemons.

Heinz ends up with a large number of byproducts while using more than two million tons of tomatoes annually to make ketchup and the hope is that the skins, peels, stems and seeds can be recycled to make a plant-based plastic.

They hope to make wiring brackets and storage bins.

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4 Responses to As If Fords Weren’t Bad Enough

  1. lectorconstans says:

    It won’t be long before the FDA or the EPA or some such jumps on this, ruling that Ford is now in the agriculture business.

    Just like they did with the beer industry.

    • maxredlines says:

      Yes, that whole “you’ve got to sterilize your leftovers before feeding them to cows” is really, really stupid – sort of like the FDA last week telling cheesemakers that they can’t age their cheeses on wooden planks. On the latter, though, they’ve backed down – but the importance of keeping an eye on the legions of federal bureaucrats can’t be overstated.

  2. g says:

    I think GM cornered the market on lemons.

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