July 28, 2011

U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for July 29

WASHINGTON, July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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Profile America -- Friday, July 29th. Legend has it that garlic will ward off vampires. More realistically, there's some evidence that garlic can help avoid mosquito bites and even lower cholesterol levels. And America's chefs couldn't do without it. Thousands of people are expected to flock to the Garlic Festival in Gilroy, California today through Sunday for fun and food. The 33rd annual event in Gilroy -- which proclaims itself "the garlic capital of the world," celebrates the midsummer harvest and features continuous entertainment on three stages, celebrity chef demonstrations, and a garlic cook-off. Each year in California, Nevada and Oregon, 197,000 tons of garlic are produced, worth close to $200 million. Profile America is in its 15th year as a public service of the U.S. Census Bureau.

Sources: www.gilroygarlicfestival.com

Statistical Abstract of the United States 2011, t. 856

Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).

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