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A Wisconsin entrepreneur is working to get her organic snail-farming enterprise underway, reports Wisconsin State Farmer. The United States imports $300 million of escargot each year, and Sandy McDonald sees a market that local growers could enter. Snails are not only a lean protein source that could appeal to health-conscious consumers and restaurant chefs, but they are also used in beauty products. However, producing snails commercially involves some challenges because they are an invasive species subject to special regulations.



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