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FAO chief calls for biotech acceptance

Thursday, May 24, 2001

Jacques Diouf, director-general of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization said in a May 14 speech in Stockholm that each GMO application must be fully analyzed on a case-by-case basis.

Guest Commentary: Our fear of “Frankenfood”

Thursday, May 24, 2001

Louise Fresco, assistant-director general of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization Agriculture Department, writes about the credibility problem of biological agricultural science today, and how it is increasingly equated with threat.

Dress detective releases CD-ROM

Thursday, May 24, 2001

American Dresses 1780-1900: Identification and Significance of 148 Extant Dresses by 93-year-old Elsie Frost McMurry, is a 810-page encyclopedic reference with more than 300 photographs and illustrations.

How high will gas prices go?

Thursday, May 24, 2001

Farmers especially see the effects of higher fuel prices.

Wool growers’ coop arranges wool pool day

Thursday, May 24, 2001

This annual one-day Lawrence County Wool Growers wool marketing project attracts producers from Western Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia.

Error in price reports could cost cattlemen millions of dollars

Thursday, May 24, 2001

The Agricultural Marketing Service is recalculating the boxed beef cutout values from April 3 through May 11, and primal cut values from April 3 through May 15.

Should we worry about eating beef?

Thursday, May 24, 2001

Executive director of the Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory assured consumers that no health risk has been linked to eating beef from animals infected with foot-and-mouth disease.

David Byers, Misty Sayers earn top Edison FFA honors

Thursday, May 24, 2001

The Edison FFA chapter honored its members and special guests at its annual spring banquet May 11.

Do what they say can’t be done

Thursday, May 24, 2001

In this week’s commentary, Editor Susan Crowell addresses one very special girl graduating from high school this year.

First central Ohio ag preservation easement received

Thursday, May 24, 2001

Part of Stratford Ecological Center near Delaware is preserved by agricultural easement.

How long could you survive if you lost your job today?

Thursday, May 24, 2001

Karen Chan, University of Illinois Extension consumer and family economics educator, provided ideas on how to evaluate your current financial position and decide how to prepare for a possible layoff.

Livestock brings home the bacon

Thursday, May 24, 2001

In 2000, gross income from meat animals was up 16 percent.

Conservation farm reaping rewards of environmental teamwork

Thursday, May 24, 2001

Landowner’s legacy is foundation for conservation and farm drainage research.

Truman Library hosts mini Mount Vernon

Thursday, May 24, 2001

Mount Vernon in Miniature, on display in Independence until Sept. 23, was created by a group of miniaturists, artisans, and “George enthusiasts,” has traveled throughout the United States.

Quality, not quantity, of child care is what impacts children

Thursday, May 24, 2001

Researchers affiliated with the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development organization met recently to review new findings in a 10-year study of more than 1,300 children.

Before the results could be substantiated and debated, the findings were released that 17 percent of children who spent more than 30 hours a week in child care were rated as aggressive.

New Central Ohio area code approved

Thursday, May 24, 2001

An overlay area code to relieve the 614 number crush.

Asian automakers continue to set the quality mark

Thursday, May 24, 2001

Toyota’s Lexus Division continues to dominate other manufacturers in initial product quality, earning top honors in three out of the four segments in which it competes.

USDA OKs StarLink diagnostic kit

Thursday, May 24, 2001

The performance of the Strategic Diagnostics’ GMO Bt9 Maize Kit meets the manufacturer’s claims of the identification of one StarLink corn kernel in 10,000 corn kernels.

Be a wise owl, not a jackrabbit on the gas pedal

Thursday, May 24, 2001

You can’t change gasoline prices, but you can drive more efficiently and maintain your vehicle to lower your gasoline costs.

Researchers “grow” pharmaceuticals

Thursday, May 24, 2001

Rutgers University scientists have developed a way to use living plants to reliably and inexpensively manufacture biologically active compounds ranging from human insulin to cancer-fighting supplements.

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