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Rani and Jack Howe

Know Your Organic Producers!

Meet Rani and Jack Howe of Skyscraper Hill Farm in Brooks. This MOFGA certified organic farm raises Christmas trees, sold from the farm and through the Marsh River Co-op and the Belfast Co-op. Rani also cultivates beautiful herb gardens, which will be on the Belfast Garden Club Tour next summer. You can contact the Howes at jack.howe@gmail.com.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Yum, McDonald’s Vow Food Safety After China Poultry Report
Bloomberg - 12/19/2012.
By William Bi and John Liu – Yum! Brands Inc. and McDonald’s Corp. said they are working with Chinese suppliers to ensure the safety of food they serve after China Central Television reported the companies may have sold chicken that had been indiscriminately fed antibiotics and growth hormones.
Aquaculture raises job hopes but spawns environmental outcry in Nova Scotia
Edmonton Journal - 12/19/2012.
By Alison Auld – Nova Scotia’s promotion of open-net fish farms pens is opposed by citizens’ groups and fishermen. The province recently released an aquaculture strategy that emphasized expanding the industry to boost jobs in parts of rural Nova Scotia hit hard by unemployment and outmigration.
Infertility rates haven't changed much in 20 years
Los Angeles Times - 12/19/2012.
By Eryn Brown – It can seem like infertility is on the rise, especially in developed countries as women wait longer to start families. But according to a new analysis of 277 surveys, conducted by researchers at the World Health Organization and other institutions, infertility trends around the world stayed largely the same from 1990 to 2010.
Will 2013 bring more rights for farmworkers?
Grist - 12/19/2012.
By Rachel Cernansky – Farm owners and farmworkers may not always see eye to eye, but there’s one thing on which they do — strongly — agree: We need change to our approach to immigration.
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