Monday, 8 September 2008

Oil, Corn, Soya, Steel, Oil

Today I drove back from an oil refinery in Toledo, Ohio, through the corn and soya fields of Indiana, and into Illinois past the steel works in Gary, the refinery in Whiting, and into Chicago, a city of commerce - stocks and trading.

A four hour journey that prompted lots of conversations with my colleague over politics, specifically the politics of food and energy. I was trying to think if there were a similar journey I could make in the UK, travelling through major counties that are so clearly defined by particular economic activities. Not sure.

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