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Bustos calls to ease credit restrictions for Cuban crop purchases

Longtime obstacles are holding up progress for Illinois to sell crops and farm equipment to Cuba.

That’s as some travel, diplomatic and trade restrictions begin to ease between the U.S. 340 more words


Olive Oil Trouble

Olive-oil fraud was already common in antiquity. Galen tells of unscrupulous oil merchants who mixed high-quality olive oil with cheaper substances like lard, and Apicius provides a recipe for turning cheap Spanish oil into prized oil from Istria using minced herbs and roots.

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A Study in Olive Oil Part 2: incredible and pervasive fraud and consumer deception

The further I delve into this slippery world of olive oil the more complicated it gets.  I can see that this is going to become a lifelong learning topic.   1,156 more words