|Judge refuses to dismiss USDA organic lawsuit|
Capital Press - 9/30/2016. By Mateusz Perkowski - A federal judge has rejected the USDA’s request to dismiss a lawsuit alleging the agency unlawfully changed how synthetic substances are evaluated for organic production.
|FTC, USDA Issue Agenda for Roundtable on Consumer Perceptions of “Organic” Claims|
Federal Trade Commission - 9/30/2016. The Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced the agenda for their upcoming joint-agency roundtable on consumer perceptions of “organic” claims for non-agricultural products. The event, first announced in August, will be held in Washington, DC, on October 20, 2016.
|Belfast Creative Coalition Hosts Cultivate: Belfast Area Farm & Art Tour|
Maine Art Scene - 9/30/2016. By Brenda Bonneville - Belfast Creative Coalition will host the annual Cultivate: Belfast Area Farm & Art Tour on Saturday, October 8 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. This free and family friendly tour includes gallery visits, open studios, farm tours and special workshops and demonstrations throughout the day. Join in this celebration of local artists’ studios, farms, and the unique ways in which those two overlap in Belfast and Waldo County. All sites are located within a 45-minute drive from Belfast.