Skip to comments.Wonder Bread run out of California for carbon diox emissions
Posted on 09/05/2007 6:22:00 AM PDT by bboop
Published On 08-31-2007 , 2:27 PM
Gov. Schwarzeneggers drive to reduce carbon dioxide emissions got a major boost this week when the makers of Wonder Bread announced the total withdrawal of their bread products from Southern California. Interstate Bakeries, the makers of Wonder Bread, Roman Meal, Home Pride and Bakers Inn breads announced the closure of four bakeries, 17 distribution centers and 19 outlet stores, leaving 1,300 Californians out of work. The iconic breads that had been staples of Southern California grocery stores since the 1940s will completely disappear from shelves starting October 20th.
The parent company, Interstate Bakeries, blamed the high cost of doing business in California. The company has been losing money in California for some time, hit by a number of concerns including declining demand and non-union competitors, but their principal problem was simply Californias growing hostility to human enterprise.
Not mentioned by the company was this grim reality: Gov. Schwarzeneggers AB 32 mandates a 25 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions by 2020. A principal byproduct of baking bread is you guessed it carbon dioxide. Indeed, without carbon dioxide, theres no such thing as bread as we know it. Bread gets its spongy texture from yeast converting glucose into equal parts of ethyl alcohol and carbon dioxide. The familiar smell of bread baking is the oxidation of the ethyl alcohol as these gases are released during heating.
But not any more. No Wonder.
But, don’t trees use carbon dioxide to make oxygen? I mean, with all of those carbon offsets being purchased to plant new trees all over the place - couldn’t the bread factory just buy a bunch of offsets? Al Gore says that is a perfectly acceptable alternative. /s
Personally, I believe that all companies should just pick up and move out of the state. Then we’ll see how CA’s opinion changes about commercial enterprise.
Arnold the fool.
I knew he always wanted to go in history like Richard the Lionheart but he will not make it.
He said he had to escape to America from him homeland to reach his goals - where are our children suppose to escape to - to find freedom from Arnold’s oppressive government?
-—I do wish the oil and power companies would follow suit-—
Maybe we’ll we’ll just have to send some loaves to Arnie RINO.
I don’t mind them taking non-food items packaged as food off the shelves.
I always wondered why it was called bread.
Once a few major Can’t do without companies discontinue all business in California and the sheeple revolt, the regulatory morons will get the idea that they’ve gone too far.
Send loaves to Arnie — that is a darned good idea.
Californians voted for this and now they’ve got it.
Now there’s an idea.
That is the most important question of these times.
While it is not a company, the first thing I like to see move out of California is the U.S. Military. All of it. I know it will never be done but I still would like to see it happen. A good first start would be to shut down all recruiting offices in the state and do not recruit anyone from the state. Then sit back and listen to the whining.
Californian’s did not vote for the Kennedy family running the place.
Former R governor Pete Wilson’s wife would not have permitted that. She is the daughter of a Wonder Bread baker in Phoenix. Almost all of the candidates for president have spent their whole lives in government and can be expected to be detached from reality, too. This is a stunning cautionary tale.
LET THEM EAT TREES..................
What a shame. One of my fondest “smell” memories is the local bakery and the wonderful smell of bread baking. To bad for southern California.
They should print on the 1300 pink slips something along the lines of: "You lost your job due to Arnolds Global Warming policies and legislation."
No Wonder Bread?
Let them eat cake!
CO2 generation is inevitable in any human activity, including Schwarzenegger’s daily workouts, which I doubt he intends to reduce due to his increased CO2 emissions. Indeed, the wine industry, one of California’s greatest local industries, is a major CO2 emitter because CO2 is always emitted by the fermentation of grapes, or any other carbohydrate that’s converted to alcohol. The whole GW hysteria is nothing but a giant attack on human enterprise, which cannot function without emitting CO2.
And my home state completes another revolution as it circles the bowl....
I wonder if any of those 1300 were Freepers who supported Arnold originally way back when he first ran.
And Arnold ran as the one to rescue California’s economy from liberal over-regulation. Now he’s adding to it. Soon, California will be viewed as a parasite on the rest of the nation. Part of their electricity shortage problems is that they must bring in power generated in other states. Now looks like they’ll have to bring in Wonder Bread and other products from other states not so over-regulated as California.
“Such hooey! Ruin the economy, save the planet? Let’s all just jump off a bridge — should be really pristine then. I made bread yesterday just to do my part to fight this idiocy.”
I have been doing my part to fight this idiocy too. Have been making my own bread about every four days for the past 12 years.:)
From the article:
"The iconic breads that had been staples of Southern California grocery stores since the 1940s will completely disappear from shelves starting October 20th."
There will not even be any imports.
You don’t mind WB leaving the state? What about passing the culture to our children? Who is going to teach them how to make those little balls out of a slice? It will be a major cultural loss just for that.
So, who knew that making bread was a revolutionary and anti-government undertaking?
Maybe Arnold could hire you to ban foods you don't like.
Not I. But I am glad to hear that one of my fav passtimes also annoys the heck out of the right people. ;o)
“There will not even be any imports.”
It might turn out that way, but I can’t imagine any company just writing off the huge California market, the world’s seventh largest economy I think Arnold said. And what are Californians gonna do for bread? Where will all the fast food joints get their buns? I doubt many Californians will take up baking at home (which Arnie might have to prohibit, also).
Maybe other companies will take up the slack, but that’s just more CO2. It’ll be interesting to watch how this plays out.
The dems and libs are just peachy for "progress".
The parasites are already jumping states and hitting Texas. We need to close our borders...now that I'm here..hahahahahaha.
Let them eat cake!
I hope you enjoyed the smell OF DYING BABY SEALS FROM GLOBAL WARMING, YOU HEARTLESS SCUM!!!! BODIES ARE LINING THE STREETS OF MAINE, DEAD FROM THE HEAT BUT YOU SURE GOT TO ENJOY YOUR LITTLE WHIFF OF DEATH!!! HOW MANY PEOPLE GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR YOUR LITTLE OLFACTORY ORGASM?!!!!
I think they did.
Not to mention the big hit delivered to the peanut butter and jelly industry!
Bye-bye, stupid California. Adopt a public policy based on scientific fraud and you’ll destroy your economy. Thanks for providing the demo for the rest of us.
Maybe this is just a government plot to reduce obesity in plant life since they consume carbon dioxide and there's so much in the air the plants are stuffing themselves.
Of course their excrement is oxygen, which we consume which causes our brains to function better if we get alot of it which would cause us to vote these idiots out of office.
In the days pre EPA âMrs Bairdâs Bread - Baked With Pride Since 1908â had a bakery. I think it was on Summit and âthe Freewayâ. It was such a pleasure to drive by the bakery and take in the grand smell of the yeast filling the environment. Those days are now gone, unfortunately.
I failed to state this was in Fort Worth, Texas.
Will brewers be next?
Other than the fact that it was Massachusetts you've nailed it.But fear not...I've donated $100,000 to Carbon Credits R Us to rectify the situation.
(GSC hangs head in shame)
Another global warming victim. The nanny staters should be very happy.
You can't really import these type of bread products. Their taste and consistency depends on being freshly baked within a few days of purchase. Bread is a DSD (Direct Store Delivery) item. Needs local bakeries.
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