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PO Box 170, Unity, Maine 04988
Phone: 207-568-4142
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Email: mofga@mofga.org
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Chef Frank Giglio. Photo by Lynn Karlin

Seasonal Cooking with Chef Frank Giglio: Winter
February 21, 2018
Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.
(Snow date February 28)
MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity, Maine
Cost: $35; $25 for MOFGA members (includes recipes to take home)

Join
Chef Frank Giglio in the MOFGA kitchen to learn about Maine seasonal cooking. We'll kick off some dishes to brighten your winter recipe rotation, including buckwheat injera with whitefish spread, shredded beet salad, cornbread with herb butter, chicken soup with verdurette, and acorn brownies. Taste delicious food, learn something new and have fun in the kitchen!

Chef Frank Giglio will also lead a Spring Cooking Class on May 23. Registration is now open for this class.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Growing Doubt: a Scientist's Experience of GMOs
Independent Science News - 8/31/2015.
By Jonathan R. Latham, PhD - By training, I am a plant biologist. In the early 1990s I was busy making genetically modified plants (often called GMOs for Genetically Modified Organisms) as part of the research that led to my PhD. Into these plants we were putting DNA from various foreign organisms, such as viruses and bacteria. I was not, at the outset, concerned about the possible effects of GM plants on human health or the environment.
Maine Gardener: Saving seeds lets you get plants exactly suited for you and your yard
Portland Press Herald - 8/30/2015.
By Tom Atwell - Will Bonsall of Industry, Maine's seed saving guru through his Scatterseed project, believes that even people with small suburban gardens should get their seeds the way their ancestors did, by letting some of their crops go past the prime eating stage to produce mature seeds that can be planted in future seasons.
The Seralini affair: degeneration of Science to Re-Science?
Environmental Sciences Europe - 8/29/2015.
By John Fagan et al. - After reviewing research, the authors say that NK603 (a GE corn) and Roundup are kidney and liver toxicants at levels below current regulatory thresholds and that preliminary evidence indicates Roundup and NK603, individually and in combination, may increase tumor incidence and mortality.
What Eating Organic Food Does for the World
Huffington Post - 8/28/2015.
By Lisa Bunin - Sure, I eat organic food because I think it's healthier for me than food grown with synthetic, toxic agrochemicals or food that's been genetically engineered or injected with growth hormones. But equally important to me are the multiple ecosystem services and broader benefits for society that organic farming provides.
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