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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
Roundup Herbicide: A Kidney-Killer?
GreenMedInfo.com - 1/19/2015.
By Sayer Ji - A new observational study confirms the hypothesis that Roundup herbicide (glyphosate) is behind the mysterious global epidemic of chronic kidney disease that has taken thousands of lives.
US farmers are switching to non-GMO crops and feed
GM Watch - 1/19/2015.
Reports have reached GMWatch that US grain farmers are choosing to grow non-GMO crops because of the “many failures” with GMOs. Farmers are asking, “Why pay 30 to 60 dollars more for traits that don't work?" – namely insect resistance and herbicide tolerance, which have led to insect-resistant pests and herbicide-resistant superweeds.
Warmer world threatens wheat shortages
The Ecologist - 1/19/2015.
By Paul Brown - Climate change threatens dramatic price fluctuations in the price of wheat and potential civil unrest because yields of one of the world's most important staple foods are badly affected by temperature rise.
Food diversity under siege from global warming, U.N. says
Thompson Reuters - 1/19/2015.
By Chris Arsenault - Climate change threatens the genetic diversity of the world's food supply, and saving crops and animals at risk will be crucial for preserving yields and adapting to wild weather patterns, a U.N. policy paper said on Monday.
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