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Most garlic sold in the U.S. now comes from China.

China's unlikely export
Most garlic sold in the U.S. now comes from China. Since 2003, the amount of garlic imported from China has nearly tripled, because it is less expensive to ship the garlic thousands of miles than to grow it and harvest it in California.
Los Angeles Times

Bomb-sniffing dogs beat high-tech devices
The U.S. military has found that the most effective way to detect improvised explosives in Afghanistan is to use bomb-sniffing dogs. The success rate of dogs is 80 percent, compared with 50 percent for various high-tech devices. “Dogs are the best detectors,” said Lt. Gen. Michael Oates.
Wired.com

One gun shop linked to 2,500 crimes
Guns sold by a single Maryland gun shop have been linked to 2,500 crimes, including 86 homicides and 300 non­fatal shootings, assaults, and robberies.
The Washington Post

Tapping private wealth for the election
Three Republicans—gubernatorial candidates Meg Whitman in California and Rick Scott in Florida, and senatorial candidate Linda McMahon in Connecticut—have collectively spent $243 million of their own money on their campaigns. That’s more money than the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Karl Rove’s group American Crossroads, and the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees have pledged to spend—combined.
Politico.com

Demographics in 2050
As a result of low birth rates and the aging of the baby boom, the global population of children under 5 will actually drop by 49 million by 2050, while the population of people over 60 will grow by 1.2 billion.
Foreign Policy

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