Letters I: Which do Scots most value; food or its packaging? – Exploiting finite resources is like sawing off the branch we are sitting on

ONCE again two recent columns provided an interesting counterpoint, the heads and tails of one coin: ‘Global warming could kill off grasses’ (The National, Sep 28). Put the the lawn mower away: this is the life-sustaining wheat, rice, barley and other grasses, the basic food stuffs on which the planetary food chain, including us humans, is founded. The flip side was provided by Murdo Fraser’s Fracking could secure the future of Scotland (The National, Sep 27), in which he purported the economic benefits of the irrevocable release of environmentally damaging methane and carbon, which are the cause of the threat described above.


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