|The True Root of Hunger: The Economics of Organic Farming|
Common Dreams - 2/26/2015. By Mark "Coach" Smallwood - It may surprise many readers to know that producing enough food is not responsible for world hunger – we already produce enough food to feed 10 billion people. Hunger is caused by economic inequality. Despite this fact, the farming industry often cites the need to feed a growing population to justify the use of toxic, synthetic chemicals used in conventional farming.
|Chemical in BPA-Free Products Linked to Irregular Heartbeats|
National Geographic - 2/25/2015. By Brian Clark Howard - Many consumers avoid products that contain bisphenol-A (BPA) because the estrogen-imitating chemical has been linked to an array of health effects in people and animals. But new research published Thursday suggests that an ingredient that has replaced BPA in many items may have a similar effect on the heart.
|Farmers struggle to clear inundated hoop houses|
Keep Me Current - 2/25/2015. By Kayla J. Collins - As winter takes a toll on public works departments statewide, local farmers are also feeling the effects of the frigid temperatures and record snowfall.
|Controversial mining rules draw crowd in Augusta|
Portland Press Herald - 2/25/2015. By Kevin Miller - Opponents contend that the Maine DEP's proposals would not protect the environment but supporters say the rules would strengthen, not weaken, existing regulations.