|Young couple’s Monroe farm takes root|
Bangor Daily News - 8/22/2015. By Gabor Degre - Early on a recent morning, Noami Brautigam and James Gagne sat at their kitchen table planning out their work for the day at [MOFGA-certified organic] Dickey Hill Farm in Monroe. It was about 6 a.m. With the list completed, Gagne headed to the barn to take care of the chickens, feed the pigs and make sure the cows had enough water.
|USDA administrator tours Misty Brook Farm in Albion|
Kennebec Journal - 8/21/2015. By Peter McGuire - The [MOFGA-certified organic] farm, bought by a young family in 2013, suffered heavy damage during a microburst earlier this summer, spurring a disaster relief program by the Maine Farmland Trust.
|Truth In Labeling—It's Our Right to Know What's in Our Food|
Common Dreams - 8/21/2015. By Jim Goodman - Last month, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1599, the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015. A gross misnomer, of course, since the bill's real purpose is to preempt the rights of state and local governments to pass laws requiring the mandatory labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), to overturn GMO labeling laws already in place in several states, and to prevent the passage of any federal mandatory GMO labeling law in the future.