|FDA/USDA gotta grow some backbone|
Grist - 9/17/2010.By Tom Philpott – In the wake of the massive egg recall, the Senate's long-awaited food-safety bill is being held back by a GOP senator on specious fiscal concerns.
|Senior project puts food on plates|
Kennebec Journal - 9/17/2010.By Matthew Stone – Readfield: Tyler DeAngelis lamented the look and taste of his lettuce one day at lunch during his sophomore year at Maranacook Community High School. The stuff in his salad, DeAngelis said, was "brown and slimy and wilted." "I was eating the cafeteria food and it was nasty," he said. "I want to show the kids that eating good food is the way to go."
|Many veggies still growing as Jack Frost delays his arrival|
Kennebec Journal - 9/17/2010.By Denis Thoet – In a good year – and this is a good year – the slide into fall is the best part. Recent cool weather has pushed summer behind us, but there has been no frost, not even a prediction of frost for the coming week. That means we can keep ripening our tomatoes on the vine, keep hoping we might get another picking of green beans, delay harvesting our first crop of sweet potatoes.
|Egg inquiry calls attention to rules in Maine|
Portland Press Herald - 9/17/2010.By David Sharp – Portland: Congressional investigators looking into problems at an Iowa farm owned by Austin "Jack" DeCoster that is at the center of a recall of 380 million eggs will get to see the promising results of stricter regulations at egg farms in Maine.