|New Sharon family receives top farm award|
Daily Bulldog - 9/25/2014. By Bobbie Hanstein - Silver Valley Farm [a MOFGA certified organic farm] of New Sharon was selected as the 2014 New England Green Pastures Dairy Farm award winner for the state of Maine at the annual Eastern States Exposition or The Big E.
|General Mills shareholders reject proposal to dump GMOs|
Los Angeles Times - 9/24/2014. By David Pierson General Mills Inc. has made strong commitments this year to natural and organic foods. It took genetically modified ingredients out of its signature cereal brand Cheerios and then doubled down on its organic lineup by striking an $820-million deal for Annie’s, a stalwart of the organic and natural foods industry.
|Seattle Says Yes to Compost, Yes to Bees|
Common Dreams - 9/24/2014. By Andrea Germanos - The Seattle City Council on Monday unanimously passed an ordinance that could lead to more composting and less food waste in the city. Under the ordinance, which updates the current municipal code, starting next year businesses will be fined $50 and homeowners $1 per collection if they put compostable food waste or compostable paper products into the trash.