|Waldo County homesteader keeps goats, practices lost craft of pruning for fodder|
Bangor Daily News - 1/23/2016. By Abigail Curtis - Most Americans stop climbing trees when they grow up. But not Shana Hanson, a 52-year-old social worker and homesteader who has defiantly marched to the beat of her own drummer for most of her life. She raises a small flock of milk-white dairy goats on 3 Streams Farm in Belfast. She feeds the curious, friendly goats hay, apples and seaweed, but reckons that about half their food comes from the plants they browse on the 39-acre property.
|New study by USDA proves it was wrong about GE alfalfa|
Digital Journal - 1/23/2016. By Karen Graham - Monsanto's genetically engineered (GE) Roundup-Ready alfalfa has already cost farmers millions of dollars, and now, a new study by the USDA, the same agency that re-approved it, has found that GE alfalfa has really gone wild, literally.
|Has "Organic" Been Stripped of its Meaning?|
Sustainable Food Trust - 1/22/2016. By Eva Perroni - The term ‘organic’ has come to be understood by most consumers as ‘grown without synthetic chemicals’, which to most people’s surprise, does not always mean that farming practices are sustainable.