|The High Tech Hijacking of GMO Food Labeling|
Huffington Post - 11/18/2015. By Andrew Kimbrell - Americans may not agree on much in this election year but according to polls, more than 90 percent support genetically engineered (GE) food labeling. Despite the industrial food complex spending hundreds of millions on lobbying against labeling, three states have responded to the call from their voters and passed labeling laws. Vermont's laws will require that companies start labeling by July, 2016.
|Maine granola company to be first solar-powered, net-zero facility in New England|
Bangor Daily News - 11/18/2015. By Kathleen Pierce - Hiram: Two rows of gleaming photovoltaic panels outside the former Hiram Elementary School are about to get busy. On Tuesday, the founders of GrandyOats, a growing granola and trail mix company, unveiled the 100 percent solar-powered infrastructure. When the company moves this month from its former site in an old dairy barn in Brownfield to Hiram, GrandyOats will be New England’s first net-zero food facility. Full operation at the new location is expected by the end of the year.