Italy: Stretching Spaghetti

While the Common Market is having its trouble agreeing on common tariff policy, one export seems to be welcome everywhere. For some reason, perhaps better left to psychologists and cooks, Europe is taking to a food that has long been largely an Italian preserve: pasta. Though Italians are still the heartiest eaters (66 lbs. per year), Italy's pasta exports have risen 1,400% in a decade, crossing practically all national borders. of Paolo Agnesi & Sons, Italy's oldest pasta maker and (with $10 million annual sales) one of its largest. Anticipating a...

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