|MOFGA Hires Executive Director|
MOFGA Announcements - 7/30/2013. The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) is pleased to announce that Ted Quaday, of Santa Cruz, California, will become the organization’s next executive director. MOFGA began recruiting for this position in January, conducting a thorough, nationwide search for an inspiring and visionary leader to advance the organization’s goals. Quaday will attend MOFGA’s Common Ground Country Fair in September and will officially start as executive director on October 1.
|“Renegade Gardener” Plots World Domination Through Home-Grown Veggies|
Yes! - 7/30/2013. By Katrina Rabeler - Ron Finley grew up in South Central Los Angeles, a "food desert" where nutritious eats are chronically unavailable. But when the fashion designer, personal trainer, poster collector, and father got tired of driving 45 minutes to buy an organic tomato, he decided to grow his own.
|Complete Genes May Pass from Food to Human Blood|
PLOS One - 7/30/2013. By Sandor Spisak et al. - Based on analysis of more than 1000 human samples from four independent studies, the researchers find evidence that meal-derived DNA fragments large enough to carry complete genes can avoid degradation and enter the human circulation system. In one of the blood samples, the relative concentration of plant DNA is higher than the human DNA. (PDF)
|Weedkillers tied to depression in farmers|
Reuters - 7/26/2013. By Kerry Grens - Farmers who used weedkillers were more than twice as likely to be treated for depression than farmers who didn't use the chemicals in a new study from France.