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Probably we need to get back to the old barter system. It used to be food for oil. We kind of got away from those days and let the private grain companies control food supply. Where federal government could buy underpriced grain due to overproduction and sell to other countries in return for other products or perhaps even paying for some of national debt.. Just some thoughts...
Larry--problem is with burning a little trash it extends land fill life ,,takes trucks off the road,cleans up the farm,,awww geeez these may all be good things-sorry........growing up in rural area everyone had a burn barrel and compost er or dog too feed scraps too---now landfills are full of plastics,take oput food containers and junk packaging.....not sure how many cars are on the road or coal fired plants ,but a little burn doesn't seem like a biog issue
The worst problem with burn barrels is the dioxin which eventually surround them. And yet we still use one and will likely continue. There are no perfect solutions that I am aware of.