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Trouble for truffles

Nose to the ground, truffle dog Nice plows through fallen leaves in a Tuscan forest on a crisp November morning. But after hours of fruitless searching, Nice and her owner Massimo give up in yet another sign of trouble for the truffle industry in Italy, a major growing region in Europe. Output of white truffles,

FAO urges world to rethink biofuel use

Growing demand for biofuels will boost prices of agricultural commodities in the next 10 years. The western world needs to rethink its rush to biofuels, which has done more harm pushing up food prices than it has good by reducing greenhouse gases, a United Nations report said Oct. 7. The UN Food and Agr icul