Portland Press Herald - 8/5/2009.By Meredith Goad – Cheryl Wixson, resident chef at the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, will give a presentation on root cellaring at noon Aug. 11 at the Merryspring Nature Center.
|Fungus poses threat to Maine’s low-bush blueberry crop|
Portland Press Herald - 8/5/2009.By Meredith Goad – Due to the wet summer, the wild blueberry harvest is running about a week late this year. But growers are still hoping for a bumper crop, if they can keep a new threat to their fields under control. Valdensinia leaf spot is a very small fungus that could cause very big problems for Maine's low-bush blueberry industry. "We've made a major effort to do an educational push on this, because this is something very different than (growers) have dealt with in the past," said David Yarborough, a cooperative extension blueberry specialist and professor of horticulture at the University of Maine.
|Filmmmakers ask tough questions in ‘Food Inc.’|
Portland Press Herald - 8/4/2009.Editorial – Forget about fad diets or extreme exercise programs. Anyone who wants to lose weight this summer should head to a movie theater and watch "Food Inc.," Robert Kenner's documentary that asks hard questions about where our food comes from, what's in it and what it is doing to us.
|Modified corn seeds sow doubts|
Common Dreams - 8/4/2009.By Martin Mittelstaedt – Next spring, farmers in Canada will be able to sow one of the most complicated genetically engineered plants ever designed, a futuristic type of corn containing eight foreign genes.