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The Margesons

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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
Imported Pork Recall Highlights Failures of Food Import Inspections
Food & Water Watch - 1/20/2015.
Following news of the USDA’s recent decision to recall nearly 170,000 pounds of imported pork products overlooked for inspection, Food & Water Watch today urged the Obama administration to reject any trade programs that would expedite food imports from other nations.
Seedy Business: What Big Food is Hiding with Its Slick PR Campaign on GMOs
U.S. Right to Know - 1/20/2015.
By Gary Ruskin - U.S. Right to Know – a new nonprofit organization – released a new report today on Big Food’s PR campaign to defend GMOs: how it manipulated the media, public opinion and politics with sleazy tactics, bought science and PR spin.
Public Research Lab Ignores Animal Welfare in Favor of Profits: New York Times
Common Dreams - 1/20/2015.
By Nadia Prupis - The U.S. Meat Animal Research Center routinely tortures, abuses, and neglects the animals housed at its remote Nebraska laboratory, using them for bio-engineering experiments to benefit the meat industry with no regard for their welfare, an investigation published Tuesday by the New York Times has discovered.
Mass Die-Offs of Birds and Fish Increasing In Frequency and Magnitude: Study
Common Dreams - 1/19/2015.
By Sarah Lazare - Mass die-offs of birds, fish, and marine invertebrates have grown increasingly frequent and severe, hiking at a rate of approximately one major mortality event per year over the past seven decades, according to a new study published by Yale, UC Berkeley, and University of San Diego researchers.
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