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Amish Heyday.


Cheap is in. As the country's economy struggles, Amish-run salvage stores are doing well. These stores, often tucked away in America's farmlands, sell expired food and medicine dirt-cheap, according to the Associated Press. Shelves are filled with, for example, water-damaged taco shells (25 cents per package) and pesto sauce that expired four months ago (five packets for $1). There also might be tubes of old toothpaste, year-old Tylenol or ripped boxes of cereal. Except for baby formula, the Food and Drug Administration doesn't prohibit the sale of expired foods or medicines. The Amish live in 28 states, with the highest populations in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Indiana.
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Title Annotation:STATELINE
Publication:State Legislatures
Article Type:Brief article
Date:Sep 1, 2008
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