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2017 Poster for the Common Ground Country Fair

2017 Common Ground Country Fair Poster Unveiled

The 2017 Common Ground Country Fair poster was unveiled during the Maine Agricultural Trades Show this week. The poster features three Columbian Wyandotte chickens roosting. This uncommon variety is well suited to Maine’s climate and is raised for both meat and egg production. Local artist Dwight Gagnon of Benton created the design, which is a delightful and fitting image for the 41st annual Common Ground Country Fair, September 22, 23 and 24.
The poster is now available online through our MOFGA Store.

Three Columbian Wyandotte chickens appear on the poster for the 2017 Common Ground Country Fair

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Rockland one step closer to declaring food sovereignty with close council vote
Bangor Daily News - 1/10/2017.
By Julia Bayly - Rockland is one step closer to becoming Maine’s first city to declare food sovereignty after the City Council gave preliminary approval of a proposed local food and community self-governance ordinance.
Gene-silencing spray lets us modify plants without changing DNA
New Scientist - 1/9/2017.
By Michael Le Page - Don’t like the look of those roses in your garden? One day you might be able to buy a spray that changes the colour of their flowers by silencing certain genes.
These Foods Aren’t Genetically Modified but They Are ‘Edited’
The New York Times - 1/9/2017.
By Kenneth Chang - In a few years, you could be eating the next generation of genetically altered foods — potatoes that do not turn brown or soybeans with a healthier mix of fatty acids.
Roundup residues in food cause fatty liver disease
The Ecologist - 1/9/2017.
By Claire Robinson - Cutting-edge molecular profiling analyses reveal that the popular weedkiller Roundup causes serious liver damage to rats at low doses permitted by regulators, reports Claire Robinson. The findings suggest that residues of glyphosate-based herbicides in food could be linked to rises in the incidence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, obesity, diabetes and 'metabolic syndrome'.
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