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Amazon.com's announcement that they are entering the wine selling business is being greeted by California's wine sector favorably. Sales will be restricted to the 26 states that allow direct shipments to consumers. Wine producers will be working with the Internet distributor to develop procedures to market their products with sales set to begin the first of October. Many smaller size California wineries rely on direct sales to grow their business.
Cling peach harvest in California is about over. Most cling peaches are sold for food processing. The spring frost took its toll on many orchards. There was concern that there might not be enough fruit to meet market demand. However, those farmers who escaped the frost had a good crop and were able to fill their contracts. But The California Canning Peach Association says there are a number of farmers who lost their entire crop this year.
Sunkist Growers of California helped set a world record for the largest cup of lemonade. Exactly 839 gallons of the beverage were made in a huge fiberglass cup resembling a Tulsa, Oklahoma, restaurant chain's signature cup. Sunkist donated nearly 12,000 lemons, which made enough lemonade to earn a place in the "Guinness Book of World Records" and raise more than $10,000 for a children's charity.
Ever wonder how accurate those food studies about what people eat are? So have researchers who have now developed a procedure that provides more accurate data. The Automated Multiple-Pass Method is a five-step interview process that allowed more than 500 volunteers to accurately recall the total calories they had eaten. Using these new procedure scientists are able to obtain more accurate data, which permits better food selection information for overweight and obese people.Top