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PO Box 170, Unity, Maine 04988
Phone: 207-568-4142
Fax: 207-568-4141
Email: mofga@mofga.org
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Unity, Maine

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2016 Poultry Processing Workshop

Thursday, July 7

MOFGA's Common Kitchen at the Common Ground Education Center, Unity
Fee: $75 for non-members; $60 for members
Information: Email Diane Schivera or contact the MOFGA office: (207) 568-4142

Join MOFGA's livestock expert Diane Schivera and MOFGA's Jason Tessier of Tessier's Farm as they teach you how to successfully and sanitarily process your own meat birds. In this workshop you will be guided through a safe and humane process for turning live birds into oven ready roasters. We'll discuss poultry management, equipment and food safety concerns. Please bring your favorite kitchen knife, an apron, and a willingness to learn. Each participant will take home a bird.

 

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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