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Emily Butters and Forrest Butler of Royal Rose Syrups, LLC.

Know Your Organic Producers!

Meet Emily Butters and Forrest Butler of Royal Rose Syrups, LLC, in Brunswick. Royal Rose produces MOFGA certified organic simple syrups in various flavors, including cardamom-clove, lavender-lemon, raspberry, rose, tamarind and three chile. They sell through mail order, natural food stores, restaurants, specialty shops, supermarkets and distributors. Royal Rose Three Chiles Syrup was among 146 products chosen from 1,462 entrants to win a national 2015 Good Food Award for leading the way toward a tasty, authentic and responsible food system (winners shown here). "We believe that using the best-quality, whole ingredients in our syrups makes the difference between an ordinary drink and a superior cocktail or soda," say Emily and Forrest. Follow Royal Rose Syrups at royalrosesyrups.com and on Facebook.

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Watchdogs: List fumigant as cancerous
The Californian - 8/30/2013.
By D. L. Taylor - Two days before a deadline to submit comments on a regulator’s plan to bolster restrictions on a fumigant [chloropicrin] important to Monterey County’s $785 million strawberry industry, a coalition of pesticide watchdog groups, researchers and physicians filed a letter urging the chemical be officially listed as a cancer-causing compound.
Clean, safe food shouldn't be a privilege
The Working Waterfront - 8/30/2013.
By Sandy Oliver - Take a bowl and put some yogurt into it, and then a scoop of granola (homemade) and then wander out to the garden, where just inside the gate there is a row of fraise des bois, or Alpine strawberries, and pick the softest, ripest, most aromatic ones and drop them into the bowl. Eat. Tender, sweet, juicy contrasts with nutty crunch. Good heavens, what a privilege to eat like that.
Banks Put a Price on Earth's Life Support
Scientific American - 8/30/2013.
By Paul Brown and The Daily Climate - London: It is not easy to put a value on an intact forest, a clean river, or unpolluted air, but that is what a group of the world's biggest banks is attempting to do.
Could More Efficient Crops Feed a Growing, Warmer World?
Scientific American - 8/30/2013.
By Erin Brodwin - In the shadow of a boisterous debate about the safety of growing crops that have been genetically modified, otherwise known as GMOs, the potential of good old-fashioned crossbreeding has been making quite a stir in the agricultural community.
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