More state legislatures are drafting exemptions for vendors who sell their local fare, including jams and baked goods, at farmers markets. In Maine, small chicken farmers can now sell slaughtered chickens without inspections.
According to a report published in International Journal of Food Science & Technology, a peanut skin extract has shown promise as a natural alternative to synthetic meat preservatives such as butylhydroxyanisole and butylhydroxytoluene. However, researchers warn that any use of this ingredient would have to be weighed against concerns over peanut allergies.
Molson Coors Brewing has started selling Coors Light in and around Moscow after its efforts fell flat in 2005. Russia has been labeled the world's fourth-largest beer market. "It is a market with great potential," said Krishnan Anand, president of Molson Coors International.