Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Nick Penniman

A retired publisher of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Nick now lives in Naples.  He spends much of his time researching, writing and speaking about environmental issues.  He is on the board of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida and is writing a history of the Conservancy in time for its 50th anniversary.

Nick's newest book is "On the Knife:  A History of Sugar in Florida."  His premise is that political influence supports the sugar industry so that in the U.S.A. we pay far more for sugar than other countries.


William Kendall said...

Sounds like quite a read.

Taken For Granted said...

Before 1956 a great deal of American sugar came from Cuba. That ended for obvious reasons. These days the Cuban sugar industry is history. Nick is an interesting fellow.