|Growing rice in Maine? One farmer says it is possible|
Bangor Daily News - 2/27/2016. By Abigail Curtis - When you think of where rice is grown, you probably think of hot, steamy locales such as Vietnam, the Philippines and even Arkansas. [About MOFGA Journeyperson Program graduate Ben Rooney]
|Major pullout from GM by BASF|
GM Watch - 2/27/2016. Company halves biotech workforce, closes test sites in Hawaii, India, and Puerto Rico, cuts GMO portfolio
|How Maine farms find their seasonal hands|
Bangor Daily News - 2/27/2016. By Kathleen Pierce - From The County to Kittery, farms large and small are putting out the signal that the hiring season has begun. Long before the first green shoots burst from the earth farmers like Lisa Turner at Laughing Stock Farm in Freeport need a team in place. “It’s different year to year. It’s like a ski resort,” Turner said of the hiring pool for seasonal agricultural work. This year Turner will hire eight full-timers.
|Will Consumers Scan QR Codes?|
Environmental Working Group - 2/26/2016. By Scott Faber - Will consumers use their smartphones to figure whether the food they’re buying contains genetically engineered ingredients, or GMOs? New analysis by the digital marketing agency HZDG suggests that most consumers have not used QR – for “Quick Response” – codes and aren’t likely to use them any time soon.