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Emily Butters and Forrest Butler of Royal Rose Syrups, LLC.

Know Your Organic Producers!

Meet Emily Butters and Forrest Butler of Royal Rose Syrups, LLC, in Brunswick. Royal Rose produces MOFGA certified organic simple syrups in various flavors, including cardamom-clove, lavender-lemon, raspberry, rose, tamarind and three chile. They sell through mail order, natural food stores, restaurants, specialty shops, supermarkets and distributors. Royal Rose Three Chiles Syrup was among 146 products chosen from 1,462 entrants to win a national 2015 Good Food Award for leading the way toward a tasty, authentic and responsible food system (winners shown here). "We believe that using the best-quality, whole ingredients in our syrups makes the difference between an ordinary drink and a superior cocktail or soda," say Emily and Forrest. Follow Royal Rose Syrups at royalrosesyrups.com and on Facebook.

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Farm Bill News Worth Getting Excited About
Take Part - 2/25/2013.
By Twilight Greenaway - Have you written off the Farm Bill as another sad example of Congressional inaction turned stop-gap effort to placate the Big Ag status quo? There’s good reason to tune back in. It looks like proposed legislation, in the form of a larger sequestration-prevention plan from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), also includes a less-discussed Farm Bill fix.
Romesco Sauce
Maine Food & Lifestyle - 2/25/2013.
By Laura Cabot - Romesco is a classic Spanish sauce, originating from the city of Tarragona in Catalonia, in Northeastern Spain. Said to have been created by fishermen, it is indeed elegant with most types of fish. I am craving it right now mixed with freshly shelled and cooked Maine shrimp, dolloped on top of a nice piece of pan roasted halibut fillet.
Pandora’s Boxes
Orion - 2/25/2013.
By Heather Millar - Looking a lot like the government bad guys in E.T., two men cautiously hover over a row of boxes containing native sedges, water grasses, and Zebra fish to spray a fine mist of silver nanoparticles over them. Their goal: to investigate how the world inside the boxes is altered by these essentially invisible and notoriously unpredictable particles.
Fight unhealthy food, not fat people
The Guardian [UK] - 2/24/2013.
By Jill Filipovic - It's hardly breaking news that junk food is bad for us. But just how bad - and just how much food companies know about the addictive components of certain foods, and just how much they deliberately target the most vulnerable consumers knowing they are doing damage - is still being discovered.
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