|‘A great spring vegetable’: Ramps, wild leeks season in Maine is on|
Bangor Daily News - 5/19/2015. By Kathleen Pierce - They are abundant, natural and springing up on plates at bistros, farmers market kiosks and on grocers’ shelves. Ramps, also known as wild leeks, are at their peak in mid-May in parts of Maine. Like most things worth waiting for, the season is short, so don’t hesitate for this taste of spring.
|White House will unveil strategy to protect honeybee habitat|
The Washington Post - 5/19/2015. By Juliet Eilperin - The humble bee – nuisance, threat, and linchpin of the American food supply – has won over the leader of the free world. And now President Obama is intervening on the bee’s behalf as its habitat dwindles.
|OSGATA Membership Overwhelmingly Votes To Oppose Industry's Organic Check-off|
Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association - 5/19/2015. A just-concluded major referendum by the membership of the organic seed industry leader, Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OSGATA), was unanimously opposed to the "Organic Check-off" proposed by the Organic Trade Association (OTA). Significantly, not a single vote was cast in favor of the Organic Check-off and America's organic farmers and seed growers reject the OTA's mandatory tax on organics.