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Brenna Chase and James Blair

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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
Largest international study into safety of GM food launched by Russian NGO
The Guardian [UK] - 11/11/2014.
By John Vidal - A Russian group working with scientists is set to launch what they call the world’s largest and most comprehensive long-term health study on a GM food.
Farmers, scientists divided over climate change
Science Daily - 11/11/2014.
Purdue University - Crop producers and scientists hold deeply different views on climate change and its possible causes, a study by Purdue and Iowa State universities shows. Associate professor of natural resource social science Linda Prokopy and fellow researchers surveyed 6,795 people in the agricultural sector in 2011-2012 to determine their beliefs about climate change and whether variation in the climate is triggered by human activities, natural causes or an equal combination of both.
EU moves step closer to law on national GMO crop bans
Reuters - 11/11/2014.
EU politicians on Tuesday backed a plan to allow nations to ban genetically modified crops on their soil even if they are given approval to be grown in the European Union, raising the chance their use will remain limited on the continent.
Herbicide-Induced Erosion Releases Banned Pesticides in Sediment
Beyond Pesticides - 11/11/2014.
An international team of scientists has uncovered a new mechanism through which long-banned pesticides such as DDT may reemerge in our environment.
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