|Our View: Food banks’ rapid growth shows Maine falling short|
Portland Press Herald - 1/31/2016. By The Editorial Board - The growth of Good Shepherd and other charitable organizations shows how far government efforts are falling short, and the transformation of emergency interventions into permanent institutions is proof that Maine’s weak response to hunger is making the problem worse.
|Will Denmark Become the World’s First 100% Organic Country?|
EcoWatch - 1/30/2016. By Cole Mellino - The Danish government is working on drastically increasing the nation’s supply of organic food. Last year, The Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries released an ambitious plan to double the area under organic cultivation by 2020 from 2007 levels.
|The Saturday Profile|
The New York Times - 1/29/2016. By Sally McGrane - In the deep stillness of a forest in winter, the sound of footsteps on a carpet of leaves died away. Peter Wohlleben had found what he was looking for: a pair of towering beeches. “These trees are friends,” he said, craning his neck to look at the leafless crowns, black against a gray sky. “You see how the thick branches point away from each other? That’s so they don’t block their buddy’s light.”