|Bee Pesticide Ban Debate Could Arise in Next Farm Bill|
Bloomberg - 7/27/2017. By Tiffany Stecker - Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) wants to include a ban on pesticides [neonics] linked to declining bee health in next year’s farm bill, one of several initiatives he is pushing in the legislation to reauthorize agriculture and nutrition programs.
|4 Science-Backed Health Benefits of Eating Organic|
Time Magazine - 7/27/2017. By Amanda MacMillan and Julia Naftulin - The organic food industry is a booming business, and with the recent sale of natural-foods giant Whole Foods to Amazon, it’s expected to grow even larger in the near future. While some consumers buy organic because they believe it's better for the environment, even more do so for health-related reasons, according to one 2016 survey.
|Vegetables and volunteerism thrive at Union farm|
Village Soup - 7/25/2017. By Louis Bettcher - Brae Maple Farm on North Union Road took part in the annual Open Farm Day sponsored by the state Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry July 23. Visitors moved through flower and vegetable gardens, enjoying live music and demonstrations, including plant-based fabric-dying, twig and branch trellis-making and fairy house-building.