|Too little info about probe of tainted meat|
Kennebec Journal - 12/23/2011.Editorial – A week after Hannaford supermarkets pulled suspect ground beef from their shelves, Maine consumers still have questions. What was the source of the salmonella poisoning that sickened 16 people, including four in Maine?
|Good food news of 2011|
Grist - 12/22/2011.By Twilight Greenaway – 2011 was a big year for food politics. In case you dozed off anywhere along the way, I've collected the year's most important stories below. (1. Urban farming is flourishing …)
|EPA unveils regulations to reduce airborne mercury|
Bangor Daily News - 12/22/2011.By Kevin Miller – Maine regulators as well as health and environmental organizations are cheering new federal rules announced Wednesday that are expected to reduce the amount of airborne mercury pollution drifting into the state from coal-fired power plants in other states.
|Who are the young farmers of ‘generation organic’?|
National Public Radio - 12/22/2011.By Dan Charles – For decades, as young people have been leaving farms behind, the average age of the American farmer has been rising. The last time the government counted farmers, in 2002, the average farmer was 55-years-old. But there's a new surge of youthful vigor into American agriculture – at least in the corner of it devoted to organic, local food.