Below is a picture of a sunflower I cut while back in Kansas. Some sunflowers are grown for oil and some for eating, two different varieties. This one is for oil and the seeds taste like crap.
And Forte (Performance's brand) is making dual control levers for 9 and 10 spd. The 9spd are just $139 for the pair. The 10spd are carbon and $199. Kind of cool for the thrifty cyclist. They're also making rear and front derailleurs.