|Farmers market vendors learn how to scale up at Hallowell convention|
CentralMaine.com - 1/31/2016. By Betty Adams - Hallowell: Dalziel Lewis went to the eighth annual Farmers’ Market Convention on Sunday specifically to acquire pointers about ramping up her market presence for her agriculture business. She leases land in Dresden currently and is looking for a long-term spot and more opportunities to sell her produce through farmers markets.
|Will Denmark Become the World’s First 100% Organic Country?|
EcoWatch - 1/30/2016. By Cole Mellino - The Danish government is working on drastically increasing the nation’s supply of organic food. Last year, The Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries released an ambitious plan to double the area under organic cultivation by 2020 from 2007 levels.
|The Saturday Profile|
The New York Times - 1/29/2016. By Sally McGrane - In the deep stillness of a forest in winter, the sound of footsteps on a carpet of leaves died away. Peter Wohlleben had found what he was looking for: a pair of towering beeches. “These trees are friends,” he said, craning his neck to look at the leafless crowns, black against a gray sky. “You see how the thick branches point away from each other? That’s so they don’t block their buddy’s light.”
|FDA bans imports of genetically engineered salmon – for now|
The Washington Post - 1/29/2016. By Brady Dennis - Genetically engineered salmon won't be hitting U.S. dinner tables anytime soon. Two months after federal regulators approved the nation's first genetically engineered salmon for human consumption, the Food and Drug Administration on Friday issued a ban on the import and sale of the fish until the agency can publish guidelines for how it should be labeled.