|France’s Groupe Danone Sheds Stonyfield in WhiteWave Acquisition|
The Cornucopia Institute - 3/31/2017. The French dairy giant, Groupe Danone (Dannon in the U.S.), has announced an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to liquidate its holdings in the largest manufacturer of organic yogurt, Stonyfield, so that its proposed acquisition of WhiteWave Foods can move forward. The original merger deal would have combined the world’s largest organic yogurt brand, Stonyfield, with Wallaby, a rapidly growing organic yogurt label, and the nation’s largest brand of organic milk, Horizon.
|El Salvador prohibits Metallic Mining, A Victory for the People!|
YouTube - 3/31/2017. By U.S.-El Salvador Sister Cities - March 2017 is a historic month for El Salvador. After more than 10 years of LUCHA for the communities against mining corporations, the legislative assembly passed a law to ban metallic mining in El Salvador.
|Maine farmer aims to spark grain renaissance|
Bangor Daily News - 3/31/2017. By Lauren Abbate - Tristan Noyes grew up in the small town of Woodland, just outside Caribou. With Aroostook County roots, he recalls having the three-week break from school for the potato harvest and how free-flowing knowledge was about growing potatoes.