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The 2015 Fair Posters are Here!

This year's Fair poster is available for $10 (plus $4 postage). Order online or call the MOFGA office at 207-568-4142.

The 2015 Fair poster portrays a goat chewing on a green manure crop with a native pollinator in the background. The artist, Arika von Edler, has been working on organic farms in Maine for 10 years and is currently in San Francisco working on her master’s degree. Her art highlights land stewardship though cover cropping, rotational grazing of livestock and supporting native pollinators. These topics and more will be featured at this year’s Fair on September 25, 26 and 27.

 

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
EPA sued for scrapping livestock data collection
San Francisco Chronicle - 8/28/2013.
By David Pitt - Des Moines, Iowa (AP): Environmental and animal welfare groups sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday, alleging the federal agency unlawfully scrapped a rule that would have authorized it to collect information from large-scale livestock confinement farms.
'Seed freedom is the answer to hunger and malnutrition'
The Guardian [UK] - 8/28/2013.
By Vandada Shiva - What happens to the seed affects the web of life. When seed is living, regenerative and diverse, it feeds pollinators, soil organisms and animals - including humans. When seed is non-renewable, bred for chemicals, or genetically engineered with toxic Bt or Roundup Ready genes, diversity disappears.
Biotech's Idolized Bt Technology May Transform Benign Insects Into Pests
GreenMedInfo.com - 8/28/2013.
By Sayer Ji - A new study reveals that one of the most widely used GM pest control technologies could actually be increasing pest virulence in non-target and normally benign species.
Spicy cauliflower stir fry with peppers and heirloom tomatoes
Treehugger - 8/28/2013.
By Kelly Rossiter and Jaymi Heimbuch - This is one of those dishes where each individual flavor is distinct but also enhanced by the other ingredients. Nothing is overwhelmed. I used a beautiful vine-ripened heirloom tomato and that summer tomato flavor really stood out. You can't beat summer garden tomato flavor!
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