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Spring Growth Conference

Organic Seedling Production

Saturday, March 3, 2018
10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Common Ground Education Center, Unity, Maine
Schedule of presentations

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Grain gain for Aroostook farmers?
Bangor Daily News - 11/20/2015.
By Anthony Brino - As artisan and organic food goes mainstream, companies making beer, bread, granola and other such products are struggling to find enough of one of their core ingredients – high quality grains. Stonyfield, Clif Bar, General Mills and other companies are importing record amounts of organic grains, and they’ve come together to urge Aroostook County farmers to grow more organic and non-genetically modified corn, soybeans, barley, oat, rye or wheat.
Regulators and retailers must stop ‘next generation' GMO imports
The Ecologist - 11/20/2015.
A new wave of ‘next generation' GM crops resistant to multiple herbicides, may be approved for import into the European Union, writes Helen Wallace, even though the health impact of the herbicide combinations is unknown. Regulators and retailers must refuse to authorise these GMOs or allow their use in any part of the food chain.
The Whispering World of Plants: "The Wood Wide Web"
Resilience - 11/20/2015.
By Chris Rhodes, Energy Balance - The notion that plants can "talk" to one another was, until relatively recently, dismissed as fantasy, but the reality of inter-plant communication is now becoming an accepted part of mainstream science. Although plants, by definition, being "planted" in the ground, cannot move per se, they are able to send signals to one another, by means of volatile organic compounds.
Genetically engineered salmon unlikely to appear in Maine markets
Portland Press Herald - 11/19/2015.
By Kevin Miller - Federal regulators declared genetically engineered salmon safe to eat Thursday, but consumers in Maine shouldn’t expect to see the controversial product in the supermarket seafood section any time soon, if ever.
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