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Gina Hancock of
Hancock Family Farm

Know Your Organic Producers!

Meet Gina Hancock of MOFGA-certified organic Hancock Family Farm in Casco, Maine. The Hancocks (Gina, Geof and their two daughters) grow vegetables, vegetable seedlings, cut flowers and herbs, which they sell through their own farm stand, at the Bridgton and Kennebunk farmers’ markets and through their community supported agriculture program. "We believe that building and tending quality soil will translate into healthy, nutritious vegetables; that livestock deserves respectful handling and the opportunity to live out their lives on pasture; and that great farming doesn't happen without community," say the Hancocks. Learn more about Hancock Family Farm on their website and on their Facebook page.

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
The Goodman Affair: Monsanto Targets the Heart of Science
Independent Science News - 5/20/2013.
By Claire Robinson and Jonathan Latham, Ph.D. - Conflicts of interest of editors and editorial boards of peer-reviewed scientific publications interfere with honest evaluation of genetically engineered foods. No surprise, but Robinson and Latham document the problem well.
Farm bills a mixed bag for Mainers
Portland Press Herald - 5/20/2013.
By Kevin Miller - Washington: Congress is preparing to debate major farm and food policy bills that would likely cut funding to programs used by many low-income Mainers but could separately provide a boost to Maine's thriving local foods movement.
'Monsanto Protection Act' Repeal Effort Officially Backed By Sen. Jeff Merkley
Huffington Post - 5/20/2013.
Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) confirmed on Sunday that he is proposing an amendment to the upcoming farm bill that would eliminate the "Monsanto Protection Act."
'End the Dictatorship': Senator Leads Call to Repeal 'Monsanto Protection Act'
Common Dreams - 5/20/2013.
By Lauren McCauley - Following the recent passage of a law dubbed derisively by its critics as the 'Monsanto Protection Act', environmentalists and legislators are standing up against the biotech giant and their "dictatorship over seeds, over life, over food and over our freedom."
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