[Marxism] Fracking threat to German beer

Stuart Munckton stuartmunckton at gmail.com
Thu May 23 20:35:08 MDT 2013


I was already pretty strongly opposed to fracking... but this goddamn
serious

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If there are two things Germans have traditionally loved, it's purity and
beer. Now, according to a German brewers
association<http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/energy/oilandgas/10076467/Fracking-could-ruin-German-beer-industry-brewers-tell-Angela-Merkel.html>,
both are at risk because of a potential law that would legalize fracking in
the country.

A 500-year-old beer purity law called the "Reinheitsgebot" is apparently at
stake. The "Reinheitsgebot" states that German brewers can only produce
beer using malt, hops, yeast and water. The chemicals produced by fracking
could, according to the Brauer-Bund beer association, pollute water in the
underground wells used by some breweries.

http://gawker.com/fracking-might-destroy-the-german-beer-industry-509628076?utm_campaign=socialflow_gawker_facebook&utm_source=gawker_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow


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