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.


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.


By U.S. Department of Agriculture

The new voluntary seal, announced Wednesday and expected 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.





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