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The Margesons

Know Your Organic Producers!

Meet Erich Margeson and his family from Margeson Organic Farm in Westmanland. The Margesons raise MOFGA certified organic potatoes, seed potatoes, winter squash, oats and garlic, which they sell through Maine Potato Lady,  Johnny's Selected Seeds and Fedco.

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
USDA's Meat ID Labels Spark International Food Fight
Investor's Business Daily - 11/25/2013.
By Claran McEvoy - Most Americans don't know where their chicken, beef and pork were born, raised and slaughtered, but a new rule now requires that labeling. Supporters say it educates consumers. But critics, including major meat companies, say it's a costly and unnecessary protectionist measure.
Iowans worry about ethanol's lost political clout
The Morning Sun (Michigan) - 11/25/2013.
By Thomas Beaumont, AP - For decades, presidential candidates' chances in Iowa were wounded if not doomed unless they backed federal support for ethanol, a boon to the state's corn-growing economy. That’s changing.
The Pesticide Connection
Chemical & Engineering News - 11/25/2013.
By Lauren K. Wolf - Interesting story about investigating links between pesticides (including rotenone and paraquat) and other substances (illegal drugs) and Parkinson’s disease.
As opposition to GM grows, companies are turning to mutant breeding
The Economic Times [India] - 11/25/2013.
By Bloomberg - BASF, DuPont and other companies are using mutagenesis, which mimics the sun's irradiation of plants, to create herbicide-resistant crops. The technology is almost unregulated.
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