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Amy Warner (left) and Toby Stockford of Old Narrow Gauge Farm in Alna.

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Meet Amy Warner and Toby Stockford of Old Narrow Gauge Farm in Alna. Amy and Toby raise and breed heritage Gloucestershire Old Spots pigs for registered breed stock and pork and are members of The Livestock Conservancy. They also offer eggs from their mixed flock of free range hens. You can find their products at Bath summer and winter farmers' markets, Boothbay farmers' market, local restaurants and the Alna Store. They also offer some CSA options in conjunction with other Alna farms. "We are happy to raise livestock in a manner that benefits the health and well-being of the animals," say the Stockfords, "especially the focus on management practices that restore, maintain and enhance ecological harmony that organic farming intends. We feel that comes though in our quality breed stock and in the flavor and caliber of our heritage pork and eggs." Find Old Narrow Gauge Farm at oldnarrowgaugefarm.com and on Facebook and Instagram.

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Science journal urged to retract Monsanto GM study
Reuters - 11/30/2012.
By Kate Kelland – The publisher of a much-criticized study suggesting genetically modified corn caused tumors in rats has come under heavy pressure from scientists to retract the paper and explain why it was ever printed.
DuPont ‘Fraud’ in Monsanto Seed Case Unsealed by Judge
Bloomberg - 11/30/2012.
By Jack Kaskey and Susan Decker – DuPont Co., the most valuable U.S. chemical maker, lied to a federal court and investors about its right to use Monsanto Co. seed technology as a central part of its defense in a patent lawsuit, a judge ruled.
Cornstalks Everywhere But Nothing Else, Not Even A Bee
National Public Radio - 11/30/2012.
By Robert Krulwich – We'll start in a cornfield – we'll call it an Iowa cornfield in late summer – on a beautiful day. The corn is high. The air is shimmering. There's just one thing missing – and it's a big thing, a very big thing, but I won't tell you what, not yet.
Mali’s Lush Wetlands Drained by Foreign Agribusiness
National Geographic - 11/30/2012.
By Fred Pearce – This piece is part of Water Grabbers: A Global Rush on Freshwater, a special National Geographic News series on how grabbing land – and water – from poor people, desperate governments, and future generations threatens global food security, environmental sustainability, and local cultures.
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