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Emily Butters and Forrest Butler of Royal Rose Syrups, LLC.

Know Your Organic Producers!

Meet Emily Butters and Forrest Butler of Royal Rose Syrups, LLC, in Brunswick. Royal Rose produces MOFGA certified organic simple syrups in various flavors, including cardamom-clove, lavender-lemon, raspberry, rose, tamarind and three chile. They sell through mail order, natural food stores, restaurants, specialty shops, supermarkets and distributors. Royal Rose Three Chiles Syrup was among 146 products chosen from 1,462 entrants to win a national 2015 Good Food Award for leading the way toward a tasty, authentic and responsible food system (winners shown here). "We believe that using the best-quality, whole ingredients in our syrups makes the difference between an ordinary drink and a superior cocktail or soda," say Emily and Forrest. Follow Royal Rose Syrups at royalrosesyrups.com and on Facebook.

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Dow AgroSciences Wins Bid to Overturn Pesticide Proposals
Bloomberg - 2/21/2013.
By Andrew Zajac - Dow Agrosciences LLC and two other pesticide makers won a bid to overturn U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service proposals to protect salmon when an appeals court found the agency’s decision “arbitrary and capricious.”
Do Mainers want to know about GMOs?
Bangor Daily News - 2/21/2013.
By Jenna Beaulieu - Something very important is happening in Maine. It’s in its beginning stages still, but that doesn’t lessen its significance one bit. (Do we ignore toddlers because they’re not full-grown adults yet? Nope.)
Jackson County, Oregon: The War on Seeds
Organic Consumers - 2/21/2013.
Links to a YouTube television news video from KOBI TV5 about the use of genetically engineered seeds in Oregon.
Too many turkeys trotting around Maine’s farms, forests
Kennebec Journal - 2/21/2013.
OpEd by George Smith - Maine orchardists and other farmers are upset with the amount of damage wild turkeys are doing.
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