|Even Poor Countries End Up Wasting Tons Of Food|
Maine Public Broadcasting - 9/28/2015. By Roff Smith - The fact that a huge amount of food is wasted each year will be no surprise to anybody in the West. What might come as a surprise is that a large percentage of global food waste occurs in developing countries – primarily because of poor infrastructure and dysfunctional distribution networks.
|Cultivating blueberries: A better blueprint|
The Ellsworth American - 9/25/2015. By Jody Spear - According to a recent report from MaineSalmonRivers.org, transitioning to organic production of blueberries makes sense for economic as well as ecological reasons. The report, titled "Inheritance of Blue," points out that only 1 percent of Maine's total blueberry acreage is now managed organically. Because 80 percent of commercial growers operate on less than 50 acres – a scale most appropriate for local, organic farms – there is a prime opportunity for niche marketing to be seized.