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A Jack-in-the-Beanstalk Investment: Finding the Fracking Bean

A Jack-in-the-Beanstalk Investment: Finding the Fracking Bean

The drilling technology that makes the process of hydraulic fracturing possible depends on a special bean that is only grown in India in significant quantities and for which there was no viable substitute in the US until June this year.

The natural gas boom brought on by the fracking revolution has been particularly fortuitous for Indian subsistence farmers who grow the guar bean that is…

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