6/14/2010

The U.S. no longer leads world production for mint oil, and the number of U.S. mint farms dropped from 964 in 1997 to 341 in 2007. Starting in the mid-1990s, India, China and South American nations began boosting their mint production. Despite the low costs of foreign product, family owned Atkinson Candy Co., in Lufkin, Texas, will always buy only American oil for its Mint Twists and other candies, said President Eric Atkinson.

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