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2015 Fair Poster


Common Ground
Country Fair

Presented by the
Maine Organic Farmers
and Gardeners Association

September 25, 26 & 27, 2015
Unity, Maine

Thank you to all who
attended the Fair!

Consider helping the post-Fair cleanup crew. Contact Volunteer Coordinator Anna Libby for information.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Analysis: Behind China's U.S. pork deal, fears over feed additives
Reuters - 5/30/2013.
By P.J. Huffstutter and Lisa Baertlein - When Smithfield Foods Inc. quietly weaned the first of its pigs off the controversial feed additive ractopamine last year, it may have helped open the door for a Chinese counterpart to acquire the world's largest hog producer.
California's children face higher health risks from contaminants in food than adults
Environmental Health News - 5/30/2013.
By Jennifer Wolstenholme - Pre-schoolers are exposed to more food contaminants than are older children and adults, reports a study from California. This is the first research to assess multiple contaminants, mostly pesticides and metals, in children's diets and compare their estimated exposures with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's guidelines. The chemicals included in the study have been linked to cancer, liver toxicity, reproductive effects or neurological damage at the levels estimated in the children based on their diets.
GMO lose Europe – victory for environmental organisations
Investigative Reporting Denmark - 5/29/2013.
By Nils Mulvad - Monsanto will halt production of genetically modified corn in all of Europe, except Spain, Portugal and Czech republic. The agribusiness multinational states not to spend any more money on trials, development, marketing, court cases or anything else to get GM corn accepted in Europe.
Is An Organic Food Diet Better For Parkinson’s?
Medical Daily - 5/29/2013.
By Amy Boulanger - Choosing an organic-based diet might be a healthier option for helping prevent the onset of Parkinson's Disease, or helping those already diagnosed with the disorder.
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September 25-27 - Thank you to all who attended the Common Ground Country Fair!

October 9-12 - Four-day Timber Frame Workshop at Hidden Valley Nature Center

October 10-12 - Nose to Tail Pork Processing, Unity

October 18 - Great Maine Apple Day

October 19 - "Women Owning Woodlands" workshop at Hidden Valley Nature Center

November 6-8 - MOFGA's 2015 Farmer to Farmer Conference

November 19-22 - Low Impact Forestry Workshops

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