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Pheonix Obrien
Pheonix Obrien, one of MOFGA's farmers in residence, cultivates just-germinated carrots. Photo by Megan Gardner.


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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
EPA Solicits Public Input on Protecting Monarchs from Herbicide Impacts
Beyond Pesticides - 6/30/2015.
As the Monarch butterfly suffers serious decline, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering the role of herbicides in killing the iconic species’ food source, milkweed, and developing an action plan that may fall short.
Big food and chemical corporations spend millions to attack organic
Friends of the Earth - 6/30/2015.
In response to skyrocketing growth in organic and non-GMO food sales, food and agrochemical companies have spent hundreds of millions of dollars over the past several years on stealth communications campaigns designed to defend industrial agriculture, sway opinion leaders and win over skeptical consumers, according to a new report by Friends of the Earth released today.
5 Things to Know About 2,4-D, the “Possibly” Cancer-Causing Herbicide
Civil Eats - 6/30/2015.
By Elizabeth Grossman - The majority of America’s farms rely heavily on herbicides—lots of them. So when the World Health Organization (WHO) classified the United States’ most widely used weed-killer, glyphosate, as “probably” carcinogenic to humans three months ago, it was big news. Now, the same group–the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has concluded that 2,4-D, another commonly used weed killer, is “possibly” carcinogenic to humans. Here’s what you need to know about the decision and the chemical, which is the third most-widely used herbicide in the U.S.
Can We Wean Our Future Food Off Antibiotics?
Huffington Post - 6/30/2015.
By Lynne Peeples - Each year, at least 23,000 Americans die from drug-resistant infections carried by so-called superbugs – pathogens that were once easily treatable but that can now withstand modern medicine's full arsenal of antibiotics. And if recent forecasts are correct, it could get a lot worse.
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