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From VietNamNet | December 9, 2015 Bamboo bicycle – a superb Vietnamese product VietNamNet Bridge – A Vietnamese automobile engineer Pham Minh Tri has made a bamboo bicycle which is strong, beautiful and environmentally friendly. With a master’s degree from a prestigious school in Germany, Tri decided to return to Vietnam to set himself up in business. He is well known as the maker of the bamboo bicycle which is as good as similar products of the same kind in the world. Tri had to …

Maine following path to organic dairy farms – The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

… outdoors, grazing in grass pastures. Steve Getz, who manages the milk supply in most of New England for Organic Valley, sees Maine’s potential whenever he drives through the state. “You go past field after field after field of grasslands,” he said. “Let’s put the land to use.” He’s not the only one thinking that way. Wisconsin-based Organic Valley and New Hampshire-based yogurt-maker Stonyfield Farm are running campaigns in Maine to persuade conventional dairy farmers to switch to …

FDA Approves Some Genetically Modified Apples and Potatoes – WSJ

… Idaho-based french fry maker J.R. Simplot Co., is designed to have fewer black spots from bruising and produce lower levels of acrylamide, a potential carcinogen that forms in potatoes when cooked at high temperatures. The FDA’s approval removes the last regulatory hurdle for both products in the U.S. It could be several months, if not years, before the Arctic apple is available to consumers, but the Innate potato could be introduced in the next few months. Both the apple and the potato differ …