|Should we buy organic foods?|
Bangor Daily News - 9/10/2012. Op-ed by Jody Spear – Should we care about conserving soil and water? Should we incentivize organic farming? And, to paraphrase the title of the Aug. 14 column with which I am taking issue, “should we buy organic foods?” Yes, yes and yes. But Georgia Clark-Albert, after posing these questions, comes out in a very different place.
|Apple growers struggling with tough season|
Bangor Daily News - 9/10/2012. By Abigail Curtis – Lincolnville: Total crop failure. It’s the first season in more than 30 years that apple grower Bob Sewall of Sewall Organic Orchard in Lincolnville has seen such a dire scenario, which he attributes to abnormally warm March days followed by a cold snap that froze premature apple blooms.
|Congress has three choices on the farm bill: pass, renew, or flake|
Grist - 9/10/2012. By Twilight Greenaway – As members of Congress return from their August recess, they have three options when it comes to the farm bill, the multi-billion-dollar bill that shapes everything from food assistance to farm subsidies to farm conservation. They can pass, renew, or flake.
|‘Organic’ label just one piece of good information|
Maine Sunday Telegram - 9/9/2012. Editorial – For decades now, organically grown produce has been the choice of health conscious, environmentally concerned Americans who have been willing to pay a little more for certified meat, fruits and vegetables.