|The chemical in your baby's bottle|
The Boston Globe - 3/23/2009.By Laura N. Vandenberg and Maricel V. Maffini - We live in a chemical stew. So pervasive are the chemicals in the food we eat, in the products we use to keep our bodies, clothes, and houses clean, and in keeping our lawns manicured that it has become impossible to avoid them. We are surrounded by chemicals. Over 80,000 are in use and an additional 1,000-2,000 are introduced each year; however, only about 2 percent are tested by regulatory agencies for safety.
|Eating Food That’s Better for You, Organic or Not|
Chef Ann Cooper Blog - 3/22/2009.By Mark Bittman – In the six-and-one-half years since the federal government began certifying food as “organic,” Americans have taken to the idea with considerable enthusiasm. Sales have at least doubled, and three-quarters of the nation’s grocery stores now carry at least some organic food.
|Obituary: Albert Allen|
Kennebec Journal - 3/22/2009.Albert "Abe" David Allen [and his wife were] charter members of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association and won many blue ribbons with their produce at the Common Ground and Windsor fairs.
|Letting go of a sweet tradition|
Maine Sunday Telegram - 3/22/2009.By Bill Nemitz – Sitting in their kitchen over cups of hot tea Friday morning, John and Ramona Snell said it wasn't an easy decision. But after 29 years of tapping tress all over Bar Mills, they've given up their small, 125-gallon-a-year maple sugar operation to focus more fully on their 8-acre orchard and 30-acre vegetable farm.