Trade http://www.kunc.org en Canada Jonesing For Piece Of American (Hemp) Pie http://www.kunc.org/post/canada-jonesing-piece-american-hemp-pie <p>The U.S. market for foods and beauty products that contain <a href="http://www.agmrc.org/commodities__products/fiber/industrial-hemp-profile/">hemp is growing</a>, but American manufacturers that use hemp have their hands tied. The crop is still illegal to cultivate, according to federal laws, which means the current American hemp industry, <a href="http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL32725.pdf">estimated at $500 million per year</a>, runs on foreign hemp.</p><p> Thu, 22 May 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Luke Runyon & Harvest Public Media 56801 at http://www.kunc.org Canada Jonesing For Piece Of American (Hemp) Pie Brazil Beef Imports Too Risky, Ranchers Worry http://www.kunc.org/post/brazil-beef-imports-too-risky-ranchers-worry <p>The U.S. Department of Agriculture wants to <a href="http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=APHIS-2009-0017-0010">greenlight a proposal</a> that would allow imports of fresh beef from certain sections of Brazil, despite the South American country’s history of outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease, a highly contagious pathogen that cripples cattle.</p><p> Wed, 07 May 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Luke Runyon & Harvest Public Media 56169 at http://www.kunc.org Brazil Beef Imports Too Risky, Ranchers Worry Meat Labels Don't Infringe On Free Speech, Court Rules http://www.kunc.org/post/meat-labels-dont-infringe-free-speech-court-rules <p>Those new labels on grocery store meat that says where the animal was born, raised and slaughtered will be sticking around.</p><p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 18:40:00 +0000 Peggy Lowe & Harvest Public Media 55000 at http://www.kunc.org Meat Labels Don't Infringe On Free Speech, Court Rules In Mexico And U.S., Lime Lovers Feel Squeezed By High Prices http://www.kunc.org/post/mexico-and-us-lime-lovers-feel-squeezed-high-prices Has the price of your margarita cocktail shot up? Guacamole more expensive? Blame it on limes.<p>About 98 percent of limes consumed in the U.S. come from Mexico. But our neighbors to the south are feeling seriously squeezed by a shortage of the beloved citrus fruit.<p>At a Mexico City outdoor market, vendor Alberto Reyes Stanislao tries to entice passersby to buy his limes with sweet talk and coaxing. But with limes going for 50 pesos a kilo — about $1.75 a pound, or three times the normal price — his sales have plummeted 50 percent. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 07:22:00 +0000 Carrie Kahn 54928 at http://www.kunc.org In Mexico And U.S., Lime Lovers Feel Squeezed By High Prices Hitching A Ride On The World's Biggest Cargo Ship http://www.kunc.org/post/hitching-ride-worlds-biggest-cargo-ship I started my journey at the famed Gdansk Shipyard, home of Poland's solidarity movement in the 1980s. It was nearly midnight when I arrived and saw for the first time the Maersk McKinney Moller, the world's largest container ship.<p>I simply wasn't prepared for just how massive it is. The whole ship really can't be taken in, even standing at a distance, so I gave my neck a good stretch by scanning this behemoth end to end, and up and down.<p>That sense of scale was reinforced when I walked up the ship's steep gangway with Mikkel Linnet, a communications officer with Maersk. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 11:44:00 +0000 Jackie Northam 54635 at http://www.kunc.org Hitching A Ride On The World's Biggest Cargo Ship