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Growing Issues – Join the Discussion!

The Portland Museum of Art is once again partnering with MOFGA for a series of events about growing programs and issues in our communities. All events take place in the Bernard Osher Foundation Auditorium and are free for PMA and MOFGA members ($10 for the general public).

April 4
Inside the Portland Food Co-op
11:00 a.m.

Food co-ops are nationally on the rise. Learn why these organizations are so integral to a sustainable community and about the Portland Food Co-op’s unique mission to serve the community.

 

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Vandana Shiva: 'Seeds must be in the hands of farmers'
The Guardian [UK] - 2/25/2013.
By Mark Tran - Vandana Shiva, the Indian founder of Navdanya, which campaigns for biodiversity and against corporate control of food and seeds, says Africa is the battleground for two very different approaches to agriculture.
Bill pulls sustainability, legality of seaweed harvesting into spotlight
Bangor Daily News - 2/25/2013.
By Tom Walsh - Proposed legislation that would explore statewide regulation of the commercial harvesting of seaweed along Maine’s 3,000 miles of craggy coastline has re-energized years of debate over whether cutting rockweed and other species of seaweed should be allowed at all.
With fewer U.S. cows, feedlots, meatpackers closing
Portland Press Herald - 2/25/2013.
By Roxana Hegeman, AP - Wichita, Kan.: Years of drought are reshaping the U.S. beef industry with feedlots and a major meatpacking plant closing because there are too few cattle left in the United States to support them.
As fishermen face drastic cuts in cod limits, NOAA eases monkfish restrictions
Bangor Daily News - 2/25/2013.
By Richard Gaines - NOAA Fisheries has announced proposed measures that would loosen controls in the Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank on monkfish, which is seen as a lucrative alternative to groundfish and often is caught by Gloucester groundfishermen and other New England groundfishermen.
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