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In the News…Monday, June 4, 2007

† Is the honeybee problem greater than we thought? Salon.com convened a roundtable of honeybee experts to talk about what we know, what we don’t know, and what amounts to urban myth in the matter of the dwindling honeybee population. [Registration or advertisement viewing may be required for access.]

† Is it more expensive to shop at a farmers’ market? Maybe… or maybe not. Becks & Posh, a Bay-area based blog, recently published an interesting head-to-head (maybe we should say vegetable-to-vegetable) comparison of the Ferry Plaza Farmers’ Market and a local Safeway Foods. The verdict: approximately 30% saved at the farmers’ market. Although there are ongoing debates about the out-of-pocket cost of farmers’ market produce and a recent controversy involved a characterization of the Ferry Plaza market as notably expensive, a closer examination of this oft-repeated jab against the farmers’ markets merits closer attention.