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Brenna Chase and James Blair

Know Your Organic Producers!

Meet Brenna Chase and James Blair of Turner Farm on North Haven. The farm produces MOFGA certified organic vegetables, herbs, seedlings, small fruits, eggs, poultry products and pasture. They market through Turner Farm's winter CSA, the North Haven Farmers' Market, the Turner Farm farmstand, Nebo Lodge, Coopers Landing on North Haven and The ARC on Vinalhaven. Learn more about Turner Farm at http://www.turner-farm.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/turnerfarm.

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
GMOs – The Compelling Research
Seeds of Doubt Conference - 10/6/2012.
Videos of renowned experts, including Jeffrey Smith, Don Huber and Gilles-Eric Seralini, presenting the latest research behind the detrimental effects of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and genetically engineered (GE) foods and their impact on our health and environment.
Parasitic flies to be deployed in Harpswell to kill invasive moths
Bangor Daily News - 10/5/2012.
By Dylan Martin – Harpswell: Next spring, armies of parasitic flies will lay siege on the winter moth, an invasive species that threatens the town’s forests. State entomologist Charlene Donahue said this is one of the efforts the Maine Forest Service is taking to control the winter moth population, in coordination with the U.S. Forest Service, the University of Maine and the University of Massachusetts.
Messalonskee dam owner faces penalty for toxic spray
Kennebec Journal - 10/5/2012.
By Matt Hongoltz-Hetling – Oakland: The company that owns Messalonskee Dam will face a penalty from the state after an employee was caught spraying a toxic weed killer in and around the water. The amount of the herbicide Durazone sprayed Aug. 3 by an employee of Essex Hydro Associates was small, according to Maine's Board of Pesticides Control. Durazone in large amounts can cause severe effects in humans and animals.
A word on efficiency (and productivity and sustainability)
Homegrown Life - 10/4/2012.
By Bryce Oates – In reflecting on my experiences and a return to living and working on the family farm where I grew up, I am haunted by the concepts of efficiency, of productivity, of sustainability. Industrial agriculture would have you believe that “modern agriculture,” as they call it, is the only way to feed the world.
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