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MOFGA and Portland Museum of Art Host Showing of “Hanna Ranch”
Thursday, November 13
6:30 to 8 p.m.
Portland Museum of Art
7 Congress Square, Portland


The Portland Museum of Art and MOFGA are collaborating again this fall to bring you the film "Hanna Ranch." This feature documentary is about visionary cattleman Kirk Hanna and his personal struggle to protect a once-prominent way of life in Colorado. Born into life on the family ranch, Hanna became a leader in the environmental ranching movement that set out to protect the West from the relentless encroachment of development and misuse. The film will be followed by a Q & A with Karl Kister, one of the executive producers of the film, and a lively panel discussion.
Film details. MOFGA and PMA members are FREE, regular admission is $8. Members can pre-register on-line and use the discount code "MOFGA" at check-out.


Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Get GMO Livestock Vaccines Out of Organic!
Organic Consumers - 10/15/2014.
Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) aren’t allowed in organics because they fall into the “excluded methods” category – meaning things that are excluded from organics. But there’s one exception to the “no GMOs in organics rule” – GMO vaccines for livestock.
N.J. Farmers Join with Legislative Leaders to Push GMO Food Labeling Bill
Organic Consumers - 10/15/2014.
Trenton, N.J. - Following the recent movement of legislation requiring the labeling of genetically modified (GMO) foods in the State Assembly, New Jersey farmers concerned about their livelihoods joined legislative leaders today to call for passage of the bill by the full legislature.
NASA: September 2014 Warmest on Record
Common Dreams - 10/14/2014.
By Andrea Germanos - September 2014 was the warmest September since records began in 1880, new data from NASA shows. May and August were also record-breaking warm months, according to NASA. Further, the last six months were the warmest such time period on record.
BPA in the Air: Manufacturing Plants in Ohio, Indiana, Texas Are Top Emitters
Common Dreams - 10/14/2014.
By Brian Bienkowski - As concerns mount over people’s exposure to the plasticizer bisphenol A in everyday products, it’s also contaminating the air near manufacturing plants: U.S. companies emitted about 26 tons of the hormone-disrupting compound in 2013. Although research is sparse, experts warn that airborne BPA could be a potentially dangerous route of exposure for some people. Of the 72 factories reporting BPA emissions, the largest sources are in Ohio, Indiana and Texas, according to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Toxics Release Inventory.
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