|Winter farmers markets expand across Maine|
Bangor Daily News - 11/29/2015. By Kathleen Pierce - Frost may be glittering in the grass, but that doesn’t mean you can’t eat fresh and healthy during the coldest months of the year. And you can support your local grower, too.
|Tallest chestnut tree in North America found in Maine|
Bangor Daily News - 11/28/2015. By Nick McCrea - Lovell, Maine: The tallest chestnut tree in North America has been discovered in a small Maine town near the New Hampshire border, and the American Chestnut Foundation expects to make the measurement official Wednesday. At 115 feet in height, it’s believed to be a full 20 feet taller than its next closest known competitor.
|Multi-toxin resistance enables pink bollworm survival on Bt cotton|
GM Watch - 11/28/2015. In an attempt to counter pest resistance to Bt crops, many growers have switched from GM crops that produce one Bt toxin to those producing two or more Bt toxins that kill the same pest. The idea behind such “pyramid” crops is that insects resistant to one toxin are killed by another. But in a laboratory study, researchers produced rapid resistance in pink bollworms to two-toxin Bt cotton.