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The 2015 Fair Posters are Here!

This year's Fair poster is available for $10 (plus $4 postage). Order online or call the MOFGA office at 207-568-4142.

The 2015 Fair poster portrays a goat chewing on a green manure crop with a native pollinator in the background. The artist, Arika von Edler, has been working on organic farms in Maine for 10 years and is currently in San Francisco working on her master’s degree. Her art highlights land stewardship through cover cropping, rotational grazing of livestock and supporting native pollinators. These topics and more will be featured at this year’s Fair on September 25, 26 and 27.

 

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Consumers should have the right to know if they are eating GM food
The Guardian [UK] - 4/19/2013.
Op-Ed by Leo Hickman - The debate about the safety of GM food will continue for some time yet. However, one thing I think should and could be resolved is the issue of labelling.
A Brief History of Our Deadly Addiction to Nitrogen Fertilizer
Mother Jones - 4/19/2013.
By Tom Philpott - As investigators and rescuers move through a destroyed fertilizer factory in West, Texas, it makes me think about just what nitrogen fertilizer is, and why we use so much of it.
Cheap, Sustainable, Delicious: Fava Fries
Take Part - 4/19/2013.
By Ian Knauer - Now that I’m home and about to plant my own vegetable garden, favas are high on my list. Before I would be wary of a plant that takes up so much space and yields only a labor-intensive bean. But now that I know I can eat everything, I’m excited to grow them.
Glyphosate contributes to modern disease - new paper
GM Watch - 4/18/2013.
Paper by Anthony Samsel and Stephanie Seneff - According to a new peer-reviewed review of the scientific literature, it's likely that glyphosate-based herbicides are contributing to the modern diseases that are reaching epidemic proportions in recent decades. The paper suggests mechanisms through which this may be happening.
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