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PO Box 170, Unity, Maine 04988
Phone: 207-568-4142
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Organic Orcharding Workshop:
Renovating Old Apple Trees

Sat., March 17
Three locations:
• Morning Glory Farm, Bethel
• Beech Hill Farm, Mount Desert
• Kermit S. Nickerson School, Swanville
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fee: $50; $35 for MOFGA members
Please bring your own bag lunch

Do you have any old trees on your land that you would like to bring back into production? Attend this workshop and learn to renovate and upkeep your heritage trees. Participants should dress appropriately and bring their pruners, loppers, saws and a bag lunch.

 

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
U.S. GMO food labeling bill passes Senate
Reuters - 7/8/2016.
By Chris Prentice - The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved legislation that would for the first time require food to carry labels listing genetically-modified ingredients, which labeling supporters say could create loopholes for some U.S. crops.
Senate Passes A GMO Labeling Bill That The Food Industry Likes
National Public Radio - 7/8/2016.
By Dan Charles. The Salt - After months of bargaining and backroom arguments, the Senate has voted in favor of a new national standard for labeling food that contains ingredients from genetically modified crops. The essence of the deal: Companies will have to disclose their GMO ingredients, but they won't have to put that information right on the label.
Is Congress Finally Ready to Rein In Powerful Food Monopolies?
Mother Jones - 7/7/2016.
By Tom Philpott - Last week, cookie-and-candy giant Mondelez International tried to buy US chocolate titan Hershey. Hershey's board formally rejected the $23 billion buyout offer, but negotiations are ongoing and a deal could still happen. The potential tie-up between the maker of Oreos and the creator of the Kiss and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups drew little coverage outside of the business press, mostly because such mega-mergers among food and beverage companies have become commonplace.
U.S. Senate Moves to Limit GMO Labeling
Beyond Pesticides - 7/7/2016.
Despite an outpouring of letters, calls and protests, in a key procedural vote yesterday, the Senate voted to deny Americans the right to know what is in their food products, and to preempt states’ rights to create their own genetically engineered food labeling laws.
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