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If oil comes from the decay of animals, then are not the resulting
petro-chemical products also bio-based?

On Fri, Jan 21, 2011 at 12:33 PM, Humphrey,Stephen R <[log in to unmask]>wrote:

>  Eco-minded shoppers will soon see a new U.S.-approved label on many
> products, including household cleaners and skin-care items, made with
> bio-based ingredients.
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> This is the new voluntary label that the U.S. Department of Agriculture
> unveiled Wednesday for products that contain bio-based ingredients such as
> corn or soy.
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> By U.S. Department of Agriculture
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> The new voluntary seal, announced Wednesday and expected this spring,<http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20110119/BUSINESS01/101190358/USDA-s-new-labels-for-green-products-to-debut-this-spring>aims to give bio-based products the same boost that the Energy Star program
> gave energy-efficient appliances. It will be offered by the U.S. Department
> of Agriculture and will look similar to the USDA seal for organic foods.
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> http://content.usatoday.com/communities/greenhouse/post/2011/01/usdas-new-green-product-labels-this-spring/1
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> -Steve
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> Dr. Stephen R. Humphrey, Director,
> School of Natural Resources and Environment,
> Box 116455, 103 Black Hall, University of Florida
> Gainesville, FL  32611-6455  USA
> Tel. 352-392-9230, Fax 352-392-9748
> http://snre.ufl.edu
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