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Brenna Chase and James Blair

Know Your Organic Producers!

Meet Brenna Chase and James Blair of Turner Farm on North Haven. The farm produces MOFGA certified organic vegetables, herbs, seedlings, small fruits, eggs, poultry products and pasture. They market through Turner Farm's winter CSA, the North Haven Farmers' Market, the Turner Farm farmstand, Nebo Lodge, Coopers Landing on North Haven and The ARC on Vinalhaven. Learn more about Turner Farm at http://www.turner-farm.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/turnerfarm.

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Court Battle Begins on Maui, Hawaii GE Moratorium
Beyond Pesticides - 11/17/2014.
Maui's moratorium is only a temporary measure that bans GE crops until the county analyzes the public health and environmental effects, and it is deemed safe. Yet, despite this Monsanto, along with Dow AgroSciences, the Maui Farm Bureau and other businesses filed their own lawsuit against the county Thursday, November 13 saying that the “referendum is invalid and contrary to long established state and federal laws that support both the safety and lawful testing and planting of GMO plants.”
81% of reviewed GM crops were approved without any scientific safety studies, researchers find
Natural News - 11/17/2014.
Nearly all genetically modified (GM) crops approved by governments worldwide received that approval in spite of a complete lack of published, peer-reviewed research supporting their safety, according to a new study published in the risk-assessment journal Environment International.
Ogunquit leads the way with ordinance banning pesticides
Bangor Daily News - 11/16/2014.
Op-Ed by Jay Feldman and Katherine Paul - Rachel Carson would be proud of the Mainers in Ogunquit who on Election Day passed a ballot initiative, with 60 percent of the vote, to ban toxic pesticide use on lawns and landscapes within the town’s jurisdiction.
Four Die, One Injured in Chemical Leak at Texas Plant
Common Dreams - 11/16/2014.
By Nadia Prupis - Four workers were killed and one injured in a chemical leak at a DuPont plant near Houston, Texas on Saturday. A valve began leaking methyl mercaptan, a chemical used to make insecticides and fungicides, around 4am at a plant stationed in La Porte, about 20 miles east of Houston.
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