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Arla Casselman and John Grote
of Ewing Fruit Company in Warren

Know Your Organic Producers!

Meet Arla Casselman and John Grote of Ewing Fruit Company in Warren. Arla and John farm approximately 30 acres of MOFGA-certified organic wild blueberries. They offer fresh and frozen blueberries directly from the farm. Blueberries are being pollinated now and will be available in August. Visit their Facebook page to learn more and to place an order. Arla is also a participant in MOFGA's journeyperson program as she works toward expanding their business to include flowers and floral design.

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
At Skowhegan Maple Mania, syrup producers talk shop
Kennebec Journal - 6/13/2015.
By Rachel Ohm - Haulk's Maple in Madison was one of six stops at Maple Mania, a three-day maple syrup festival hosted by the Maine Maple Producers Association this weekend.
Insecticides May Affect Cognitive Development in Children
Nature World News - 6/12/2015.
By Jenna Iacurci - Insecticides may affect cognitive development in children, according to a new study [about pyrethroids].
Organic Farmers Object to Whole Foods Rating System
The New York Times - 6/12/2015.
By Stephanie Strom - Whole Foods Market has helped stoke the American appetite for organic products, building stores that are essentially showcases for organic fruits, vegetables and flowers tagged with the names of the farmers who grow them. But that mutually beneficial relationship is now fraying, as Whole Foods faces increasing competition from mainstream grocery chains and as organic farmers find more and more outlets for their produce.
IARC scientist to speak on agency’s conclusion of Roundup link with cancer
GM Watch - 6/12/2015.
On Wednesday 15 July, the Soil Association will host a scientific briefing on the recent report published by the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), which found that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup herbicide, is ‘probably carcinogenic to humans’.
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