Thursday, August 5, 2010

Beef From Cloned Bulls in the Food Chain

Posted By on Thu, Aug 5, 2010 at 7:00 AM

Last week a U.K. farmer anonymously confessed to selling illegal milk from cloned cows. Now the Guardian announces that beef from cloned bulls has entered the food chain. Two bulls were sold for food by a Scottish farm, one last summer and a second in May. The farm, which is the largest breeder of Holstein dairy cows in Scotland, has been cited in the past for breaching laws on animal identification and cattle movement.

Wheat bread surpassed white bread in sales during the last fiscal year. The Chicago Tribune says that it's the first time white bread's been trumped by its healthier alternative since sales have been tracked.

What new apple will dethrone the Honeycrisp? The Wall Street Journal looks at how New York apple orchards are working to find the next big breed hybrid using Honeycrisps. A few farmers have already introduced the Zestar, and others should start selling the SweeTango this season. Cornell University's new additions, New York 1 and New York 2, won't be on the market for a few years.

Want to buy wine in Pennsylvania? First you have to pass the wine vending machine's Brethalyzer test. Reuters reports that the state started selling wine from vending machines in late June with sales being 30-40% higher than anticipated. To prevent selling to people who are already drunk, the breath test gadgets are installed in each machine. So far less than 50 of the over 2,600 wine buyers have been denied their machine sales due to having a blood alcohol level over 0.02.

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