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US shale boom lifting thousands from poverty . . . in India

May 29, 2012

It turns out that shale drilling requires large amounts of guar gum as  key ingredient, and over 80% of the world’s crop comes from India’s desert north, where annual incomes of local farmers have skyrocketed 300%, 400%, 500% and more due to growing US demand for their humble little bean.

Ancient farming methods fuel 21st century energy drive

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