Even those who don't live in strictly rural areas have become aware in recent years that there's been significantly more black bear activity in many parts of the country. Black bear sightings have even been occurring in residential neighborhoods with some regularity. If you're planning a picnic, you may be wondering how you can minimize the chances of a picnic-prowling black bear making off with your basketful of goodies. Although nothing is completely foolproof when it comes to bears, strategies exist for preventing your picnic from attracting their attention.
2 August 2017
Last summer, a story broke with the American Olive Oil Producers Association claiming that as much as three-quarters of the extra-virgin olive oil imported from Italy to America was anything but pure. Coined the "agromafia" by the media, the American Olive Oil Producers Association explained that the Italian mob controlled much of the market, diluting quality olive oil with cheaper oil, thereby raking in a larger profit for themselves. The scandal has left American farmers wondering if they should find their own olive orchard for sale in the States.
2 April 2017