|'Learn to value what you have': Maine couple choose farm life, have no regrets|
Bangor Daily News - 2/24/2015. By Robin Clifford Wood - I have known Dennis Fisher and Beth Haines since my family purchased a community-supported agriculture (CSA) share at Fisher Farm in 2011. That also was the year that Dennis and Beth’s daughter Jane was born. So I’ve been witness to the growth and blooming of more than flowers and vegetables at the Winterport farm.
|A Pesticide Banned, or Not, Underscores Trans-Atlantic Trade Sensitivities|
The New York Times - 2/24/2015. By Danny Hakim - Syngenta, a Swiss chemicals company, produces one of America’s most popular herbicides. It is called atrazine, and 73.7 million pounds of the chemical compound were applied in the United States in 2013. It was used on more than half of all corn crops, two-thirds of sorghum and up to 90 percent of sugar cane.
|Food Habits Getting Worse Around the World|
The New York Times - 2/23/2015. By Donald G. McNeil Jr. - People in some poor and middle-income countries have healthier diets than those in rich ones, but major Western snack and soft drink makers are targeting children in ways that will damage their health, according to a new series of studies on obesity.