Friday, October 7, 2011
Pine Nut Conundrum
This article in the New York Times tells the story of the "pine nut truce," in which afghan fighters unilaterally declared a cease-fire for a few weeks to allow local people to safely harvest pine cones from the forests. As a pine-nut consumer, should I purchase more pine-nuts, to encourage more cease-fires? Or should I purchase fewer, knowing that this crop is likely funding those fighters who are shooting at our troops? Given that I really like pine-nuts, I think I should eat more.