|Maine gardener: Surplus good|
Maine Sunday Telegram - 9/19/2010.By Tom Atwell – Maine's vegetable gardeners have been uncommonly generous this year. Donations to the Plant-a-Row for the Hungry program are up for sure in Cumberland and Oxford counties and probably around the state – people are too busy in the gardens to get exact statistics.
|Small farms plant seeds of many benefits|
Maine Sunday Telegram - 9/19/2010.Op-ed by Charles Lawton – 'Why," a reader asked, "did you leave farming out of the mix?" He was referring to my recent efforts to highlight the importance of self-employed, sole proprietors in the overall picture of the Maine economy. He's right, of course. Farms, small and large, are a critical part of Maine's overall jobs picture.
|FDA rules won’t require labeling of genetically modified salmon|
The Washington Post - 9/18/2010.By Lyndsey Layton – As the Food and Drug Administration considers whether to approve genetically modified salmon, one thing seems certain: Shoppers staring at fillets in the seafood department will find it tough to pick out the conventional fish from the one created with genes from another species.
|FDA won’t allow food to be labeled free of genetic modification: report|
Raw Story - 9/18/2010.That the Food and Drug Administration is opposed to labeling foods that are genetically modified is no surprise anymore, but a report in the Washington Post indicates the FDA won't even allow food producers to label their foods as being free of genetic modification.