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A lack of supply has caused a frenzy over the new starchy food substitute.
Almonds priced as high as $5 last summer are now selling for $3.10 per pound.
The implementation of Vermont’s law mandating GMO labeling is fast approaching, and the food industry wants Congress to stop it.
MetLife experienced a decrease in total loans, finishing at $3.2 billion in 2015, down from a record $3.6 billion in 2014.
The once vibrant apple industry in California is having a difficult time adapting to warmer winters, competition from Washington State, and soaring land prices.
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In a last-ditch effort to fight against mandatory food labeling of GMO products, many of the nation’s food and farm industries are joining a national coalition to campaign against the state laws.
Several states have expressed concern that the cost of the new proposal to update pesticide certification requirements is being underestimated.