|Portland Food Co-op looks to go public|
Bangor Daily News - 10/30/2013. The Portland Food Co-op hopes to open a public storefront next year. It needs more money and more members to do it. (Video)
|Conservation and Science Leaders Demand Protection of Wild Bumblebees|
EcoWatch - 10/29/2013. By Kaye Spector - The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Defenders of Wildlife and entomology professor Dr. Robbin Thorp asked agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack to take action on a petition to regulate the movement of commercial bumblebees to help control the spread of parasites and pathogens to wild bumblebees – at least one species of which may already have been driven to extinction.
|Choosing organic correlates to age, income, education|
Capital Press - 10/29/2013. By Steve Brown - Consumers choose to buy organic food for several reasons, among them farming practices, personal health and environmental concerns. Classifying the different kinds of consumers may help manufacturers and suppliers build their market share.