|Whole Foods represents the failures of 'conscious capitalism'|
The Guardian [UK] - 5/29/2017. By Nicole Aschoff - It’s hard to think of a better poster child for “conscious capitalism” than Whole Foods Market, the high-end grocery store that made a name for itself selling organic produce in feel-good, mood-lit stores. These days, the chain is floundering and a potential buyout is on the horizon. What does that say about the conscious capitalism it championed?
|Biography offers glimpse into the life of ‘Northern Farm’ naturalist Henry Beston and his deep ties to Maine|
Bangor Daily News - 5/29/2017. By Meg Haskell - Writer Henry Beston, who died in 1968, is best known for his 1928 book, “The Outermost House,” in which he chronicled a solitary year spent in a small cabin in the sand dunes of Eastham on Cape Cod. The book, which has never gone out of print and is considered a classic of the genre, shimmers with detailed observations and transcendent reflections reminiscent of the writing of Henry David Thoreau in the previous century. It established Beston’s as an important, contemporary voice in the growing field of nature writing.
|Maine-Sponsored Local Meats Bill Back in Washington|
Maine Public Broadcasting - 5/28/2017. By Jennifer Mitchell - A bill designed to make it easier for small farms to get local meat onto people's tables is being reintroduced in Washington, by legislators from Maine and Kentucky.