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The European Union's Novel Foods Working Group has decided that milk and meat from cloned animals and their offspring will not be treated differently from non-cloned animals, at least for the near future. What Scientists Think What Scientists Think
Ethanol demand has nearly doubled grain prices at Midwest U.S. elevators. Corn has hit decade highs at $4 or so a bushel. Sorghum currently averages around $3.65. There are more than 100 U.S, ethanol plants in production today, with another 70 to 90 due to come online in the next few years. The 2.15 billion bushels of corn and grain sorghum currently used for ethanol will need to be augmented by another 1 billion bushels. Hutchinson News
Farmer's Markets a Boost for B.C.
The total economic impact of farmers' markets in British Columbia is $118.5 million annually, according to a study initiated by the B.C. Farmers' Market Association.  The study was based on a rapid survey of 7,100 market customers and 446 one-on-one interviews conducted by researchers at the University of Northern British Columbia in Prince George and involved 28 of the over 100 farmers' markets in the province.  The study revealed that customers spend an average of $18.18 at markets and almost half of all respondents visit farmers' markets at least 2-3 times per month.
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Organics Bearing Fruit in Britain
Supermarkets in Britain are investing heavily in the organic food sector which is growing at 5% a year, even though it is more expensive than conventional produce, according to The Scotsman.  Figures from market analysts TNS Worldpanel that across Britain Tesco leads its supermarket with a 31.6% share of the organic market, ahead of Sainsbury's with 27.1%, Waitrose with 18.3%., and Asda with just 8.4%.

The Organic Food Guide
Credit Unions Beat the Banks
Credit unions beat most banks hands-down as safe, profitable and consumer-friendly places to save, borrow, and invest, according to Robert K. and Christy Heady's "Complete Idiot's Guide to Managing your Money." The Headys book of straightforward financial advice includes a chapter on credit unions that explains how credit unions operates and how to join one. "You'll save a bundle on fees, penalties, and other charges by going though a credit union," they point out. "Where banks may nick you as much as 10 percent for a cash advancem a credit union may only charge you 1.5 to 2 percent of the transaction amount. Plus, the majority of credit unions don't hit you with an annual fee on credit cards."

Complete Idiot's Guide to Managing Your Money
4th Edition
by Robert K Heady and Christy Heady with Hugo Ottolenghi
Mexico Losing Chile Competition
Chinese-grown chile peppers are costing Mexico market share and profits.  Total imports of dried chiles to the United States from Mexico have doubled in 10 years, but Mexico's share of the U.S. market for peppers fell to 16.1 percent in 2004 from 32.5 percent in 1999. Between 50 percent and 80 percent of the dried peppers now sold in Mexico are imported and prices have plummeted. San Antonio Express-News

The Whole Chile Pepper Book
Farm Machinery Costs Escalate
A series of reports on the costs of completing field, harvesting, and forage operations on Illinois farms show these expenses trending much higher in 2005 than in 2003, the last times costs were updated. Machinery costs rose because of higher fuel prices and higher prices on new machinery. farmdoc

Farm Engines and How to Run Them
Culinary Tours are Hot
 Fine food has always been a prime reason to leave home. For many tourists, epicurean delights are a main ingredient in their recipes for vacation fun. Culinary tours are a hot travel market. A typical tour by Epiculinary -- a culinary travel agency in Lake Bluff, Illinois -- includes visits to wineries and olive oil presses, lessons in cooking local cuisine, and shopping in farmer's markets. CNN/Money

Food Lovers' Guides
Prospering Farms Get Subsidies
"Even though farm income has doubled in two years, federal subsidies have gone up nearly 40 percent over the same period -- projected at $15.7 billion this year and $130 billion over the last nine years," reports Timothy Egan of the New York Times. Some farmers are taking advantage of record crops and falling prices, but 70 percent of the subsidies go to the top 10 percent of agricultural producers and the recent prosperity does not include many small to medium-size growers.

Rural Renaissance
Renewing the Quest for the Good Life
Larger Farms Turning Organic
A study released this week by University of California, Santa Cruz says California’s organic farmers are no longer of the pastoral persuasion — the mom-and-pop operations that became prominent in the ’60s. By 2024, 20 percent of California’s cropland will grow organic crops, according to the study. "Organic farming in California today looks a lot more like the agribusiness model than the pastoral family-farm model most people think of," writes Julie Guthman, an assistant professor of community studies at UCSC and author of the new book, "Agrarian Dreams: The Paradox of Organic Farming in California." 

Agrarian Dreams 
The Paradox of Organic Farming in California

Heirloom Seeds And Their Keepers
When The Levee Breaks uniquely articulates the torment of a dying breed, the American farmer....  When the Levee Breaks
When the Levee Breaks

George Soros on Globalization

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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Porter-Cable 3 HP, 4-Gallon Side Stack Compressor 

How the Cows Turned Mad by Maxime Schwartz

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