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Phone: 207-568-4142
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2015 Poultry Processing Workshop
Thursday, July 9
MOFGA's Common Kitchen at the Common Ground Education Center, Unity
Fee: $75 for non-members; $60 for members
Information: Email Diane Schivera or contact the MOFGA office - (207) 568-4142

Join Diane Schivera, MOFGA Organic Livestock Specialist and local farmer Everett Ottinger of Nettie Fox Farm who raised the birds, for a workshop about how to process poultry. In this workshop you will be guided through a safe and humane process for turning live birds into oven ready roasters. We'll discuss poultry management, equipment and food safety concerns. Please bring your favorite kitchen knife, an apron, and a willingness to learn. Each participant will take home a bird.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Monsanto's agrochemicals are poisoning Argentines, but Monsanto blames victims for misusing products
Treehugger - 10/25/2013.
By Chris Tackett - Michael Warren and Natacha Pisarenko from The Associated Press have a blockbuster piece of reporting on the dozens of ways Monsanto's chemical fertilizers and pesticides are poisoning the people of Argentina. Following that report, Monsanto responded by saying that their Roundup line of glyphosate-based weed-killers are safe, but did call for more controls on agrochemicals. This is the same tired response you hear from manufacturers of guns or tobacco or junk food.
Reports Peg Lingering Problems With Meat Production in the U.S.
Time Magazine - 10/25/2013.
By Brian Walsh - In 2008 a report from the Pew Commission laid out the many problems with factory farms in damning detail. Five years later, little has changed.
F.D.A. Bids to Regulate Animal Food, Acting After Recall and Deaths
The New York Times - 10/25/2013.
By Sabrina Tavernise - The Food and Drug Administration proposed rules on Friday that would govern the production of pet food and farm animal feed for the first time.
Common herbicide raises frogs' risk of fungal disease, study finds
Los Angeles Times - 10/25/2013.
By Louis Sahagun - Frogs exposed to the commonly used herbicide atrazine early in life are particularly susceptible to a skin fungus linked to vanishing amphibians around the world, according to a new University of South Florida study.
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