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Gabrielle Gosselin and Nate Drummond of Six River Farm in Bowdoinham


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Meet Nate Drummond and Gabrielle Gosselin of Six River Farm in Bowdoinham. This MOFGA certified organic farm produces vegetables, herbs, and vegetable seedlings (in season) on fertile soil on the shores of Merrymeeting Bay. They sell at the Brunswick and Crystal Spring Farmers’ Markets and to El Camino, Harraseeket Inn, Royal River Natural Foods and Henry and Marty's. "Healthy farming for a healthy community," reads their motto. Website.

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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.
Smucker given short shrift by judge in latest twist in GMOs and ‘natural’ claims row
Food Navigator USA - 8/29/2013.
By Elaine Watson - Pressure has been mounting on the FDA to tackle this issue in recent weeks after judges handling two high profile class action lawsuits vs Gruma Corp and General Mills over natural claims and GMOs put them on ice to give the agency time to clarify things once and for all.
Stink Bug Populations Could Harm Late-Season Harvests
Environmental News Network - 8/29/2013.
Halyomorpha halys, better known as the stink bug, was accidentally introduced into the United States in 1998. Being known as an invasive species in recent years, this bug has infested homes from the Midwest and East Coast, causing significant damage as an agricultural pest.
Local Farmers Give FDA Reps Earful Over Proposed Produce Regulations
The Free Press - 8/29/2013.
By Andy O’Brien - At a tense public hearing last week in Augusta, dozens of farmers and local-food fans voiced strong opinions to representatives from the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on newly proposed regulations governing the growing and processing of fresh fruits and vegetables.
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