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Unity, ME  04988
Phone: 207-568-4142
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Email: mofga@mofga.org

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294 Crosby Brook Road, Unity, Maine


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Pheonix Obrien
Pheonix Obrien, one of MOFGA's farmers in residence, cultivates just-germinated carrots. Photo by Megan Gardner.


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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
British Columbia municipalities pass resolution for GE-free province
The Cornucopia Institute - 9/25/2013.
By tamara-leigh, AgCanada.com - Leaders of regional and municipal governments from across British Columbia have adopted a resolution asking the provincial government to declare B.C. a genetically-modified organism-free area with respect to all plant and animal species.
Beyond the Birds and the Bees
The Cornucopia Institute - 9/25/2013.
By Scott Black, The Xeres Society - Portland, Oregon: A report released today by the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation moves the spotlight from the risks neonicotinoids pose to bees to the impacts of neonicotinoids to invertebrates such as earthworms or lady beetles.
Love for organic, or hate of conventional: What drives consumer choice?
Food Navigator USA - 9/25/2013.
By Nathan Gray - As consumer demand for local and organic products grow, new research asks whether it a love for these characteristics or a hate for 'conventional' food is driving purchases.
French Wine Test Finds Pesticides in Each of 92 Bottles Analyzed
Bloomberg - 9/25/2013.
By Rudy Ruitenberg - Laboratory testing of 92 French wines from across the country found pesticide traces in every bottle, including those made from organically-grown grapes, consumer organization UFC-Que Choisir reported. [Six of 10 organic wines has residues close to zero; contamination of others may have come from neighboring farms, according to the article.]
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