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Liquor Auction & Healthier Foods Cost
by Greg Martin, click here for bio
Program: Northwest Report
Date: May 17, 12
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Liquor Auction & Healthier Foods Cost plus Food Forethought. I’m Greg Martin with today’s Northwest Report.
Does eating healthy foods have to cost more? You might tend to agree with that but a new USDA study has the answer. Economic Research Services Dr. Andrea Carlson gives the main conclusion of the study.
CARLSON: We always find a range of prices. You can always find less expensive healthy foods and more expensive healthy foods. You can always find less expensive, less healthy foods and more expensive less healthy foods. Second. We need to be aware of how that price is measured and whether that really tells us anything about eating a healthy diet. And then finally we conclude that healthy foods are not necessarily more expensive than less healthy foods.
Washington State is auctioning off 18 state liquor stores next week. On May 24, the Washington State Liquor Control Board will host a new live auction of the rights to existing stores. Bidders representing 149 state liquor stores have already paid a total of $25.9 million in bid fees to the state. Successful bidders will win the exclusive right to apply for a liquor license at the current location within its current footprint. All state liquor stores are below the 10,000 square foot threshold for liquor sales established by Initiative 1183.
Now with today’s Food Forethought, here’s Lacy Gray.
The United Nations declared 2012 as the International Year of Cooperatives, with the theme “Cooperative Enterprises Build A Better World”, conveying the idea that as member-owned, democratically controlled businesses, cooperatives exist to meet the common economic and social aspirations of their members. There are cooperatives all around us. In fact, it has been estimated that if the world’s cooperatives were a country, it would be the size of Spain, represent $1 trillion in revenues, and rank as the tenth largest Gross Domestic Product in the world. Impressive, but even more impressive is that all that economic activity is generated by people democratically working together to meet their own needs, while at the same time benefiting local economies and communities. No wonder the United Nations has acknowledged the importance and value of cooperatives. Agricultural cooperatives provide jobs in a lot of rural communities. It is estimated that nationally about 250 thousand jobs are directly in the employment of farmer owned cooperatives, and that there’s roughly $200 billion a year in net sales from farmer owned coops.
Thanks Lacy. That’s today’s Northwest Report. I’m Greg Martin on the Ag Information Network.
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