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2018 Beginning Poultry

March 29
6 p.m., MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity
$10 for MOFGA members, $15 for the general public

Thinking of adding some layer hens, broilers, ducks, or geese to your backyard this year? Join MOFGA's own Diane Schivera to learn all you need to know about starting your own flock. We'll cover housing, feed, and more.


Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Will This New GMO Potato Take Off? McDonald's Has Spoken
Mother Jones - 11/14/2014.
By Tom Philpott - Would you be excited to pluck a bag of precut, gleaming-white potato slices from supermarket produce bin - fresh not frozen, and ready to throw in the pan or the FryDaddy? Your answer may decide the fate of the "Innate" potato, which has been genetically engineered to resist browning and to contain less of the amino acid that turns into acrylamide - a probable human carcinogen - when potatoes are fried at high temperatures.
Over 200 Groups, Businesses, and Leading Scientists Call for Monarch Protection
Beyond Pesticides - 11/14/2014.
In the face of staggering declines of monarch butterflies, more than 40 leading scientists and 200 organizations and businesses this week urged the Secretary of the Department of the Interior, Sally Jewell, to protect these butterflies under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). These groups and scientists are supporting the formal petition to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) submitted this summer, which seeks federal protection for monarch butterflies.
McDonald’s Rejects GMO Potatoes, Other Fast Food Chains Should Follow Suit
Food & Water Watch - 11/14/2014.
By Wenonah Hauter - This week McDonald’s, one of the largest fast food chains on the planet, told an agriculture news service that it would not use the J.R. Simplot Company’s Innate GMO potato. This victory for consumers is another indication that the food industry recognizes that consumers do not want to eat GMO foods.
Farm groups and ag tech companies outline data privacy protocols
AgriPulse - 11/13/2014.
A group of 12 major farm organizations and agriculture technology providers today announced an agreement on data privacy and security principles designed to protect farmers in the age of Big Data.
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