|Hop Farming in Maine|
Huffington Post - 6/23/2014. By Sharon Kitchens - In mid-May I made the short trip to the neighboring town of Gorham, Maine to see what a couple acres of planted hops looks like. Upon arrival at the hop farm I saw the vining plants growing up twine hung on rows of high-wire trellises made with telephone pole like structures over 20 feet high.
|GMO-Bananas are Going Into Human Trials – Why This Won’t End Well|
Living Maxwell - 6/22/2014. By Max Goldberg - I am not sure why it is but so many people, myself included, have an incredibly strong emotional attachment to bananas. This love for bananas extends to all parts of the world, and I saw this first-hand when I visited a banana plantation in Costa Rica. In fact, people who dedicate their life’s work to bananas are affectionately called bananeros. So, when I heard the news that the world’s richest man and noted GMO-advocate, Bill Gates, is funding a human trial of genetically-modified bananas, I got absolutely sick to my stomach.