The New York Times has a nice piece on Willie Nelson’s efforts to combine love (of family farmers) and hate (of oil wars) in a new business venture: biodiesel branded as BioWillie.

“I knew we needed to have something that would keep us from being so dependent on foreign oil, and when I heard about biodiesel, a light come on, and I said, ‘Hey, here’s the future for the farmers, the future for the environment, the future for the truckers’,” Mr. Nelson said in an interview this month. “It seems like that’s good for the whole world if we can start growing our own fuel instead of starting wars over it.”

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