|Old Maine farmhouse finds new life as farm-to-table café|
Bangor Daily News - 8/19/2017. By Lauren Abbate - It’s not as if Heather Donahue and her husband Doug didn’t have enough on their plate when they decided to open the Farm House, a farm to table cafe and store, on their small dairy farm, Balfour Farm, earlier this summer.
|Waldo County Extension Association Annual Meeting and Tour of Highland Blueberry Farm|
Bangor Daily News - 8/18/2017. By UMaine Cooperative Extension - On Wednesday August 30th at 5:30, Waldo County Extension Association will hold their annual meeting at Highland Blueberry Farm at 94 Old County Rd in Stockton Springs. The event will begin with a farm tour, followed by light snacks and a brief annual meeting with an introduction to Cooperative Extension in Waldo County.
|The results of our biomonitoring study are in!|
Silent Spring Institute - 8/17/2017. It’s been a busy and exciting summer here at Silent Spring. We received the first batch of results from our Detox Me Action Kit project – our crowdsourced biomonitoring study on people’s exposure to common household toxic chemicals. About 150 participants received their results earlier this month, and more reports are due out soon. Thank you to everyone who took the time to pee in a cup, ship us your samples, fill out a questionnaire, and help make this project a reality. We had nearly 300 participants sign up in all, well beyond our initial goal.
|Collusion Or Coincidence? Records Show EPA Efforts To Slow Herbicide Review Came In Coordination With Monsanto|
Huffington Post - 8/17/2017. By Carey Gillam - Newly released government email communications show a persistent effort by multiple officials within the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to slow a separate federal agency’s safety review of Monsanto’s top-selling herbicide. Notably, the records demonstrate that the EPA efforts came at the behest of Monsanto, and that EPA officials were helpful enough to keep the chemical giant updated on their progress.