Talking Beans -- Mark your calendar. Bean Day is around the corner. Other items: There's money to be made in Algeria, if traders can avoid the many pitfalls, and Indian scientists discover that irradiating beans reduces flatulence.
Oh so good. -- The Northarvest Bean Growers Association brings scientists, plant breeders and others together to talk about the nutritional quality of beans and how to improve it.
Love those beans! -- U.S. consumption is close to near record levels. USDA breaks the numbers down by classes of beans, regions of the country and ethnic groups.