|Why The Apples We Eat Today Are Not The Ones Our Grandparents Enjoyed|
The Cornucopia Institute - 11/12/2015. By Rowan Jacobsen, Rodale's Organic Life - On a steamy evening this July, John Bunker and his wife, Cammy Watts, padded down into the root cellar at their organic farm in Maine and rustled through a collection of wooden bins until they found what they were after: six purple-skinned, white-freckled apples, which had spent the past eight months sitting in repose in the cool darkness.
|Shoppers don't want processed, pre-packaged food anymore|
Treehugger - 11/12/2015. By Katherine Martinko - Big Food is having a panic attack. Sales are plummeting steadily because shoppers are simply not interested in what big food companies have to offer. McDonalds’ sales per outlet have been dropping for the past three years. Frozen dinner sales are down 12 percent between 2007 and 2013. Per capita soda sales are down 25 percent since 1997. Orange juice consumption has dropped 45 percent, and sugary breakfast cereals are down 25 percent since 2000.
|One Lonely Little Red Clover Plant|
The Contrary Farmer - 11/11/2015. By Gene Logsdon - On my way back from the mailbox recently, what should I see under the big sweetgum tree at the edge of the lawn but a red clover plant blooming there all by its lonesome. Red clover happens to be one of my Heroes of the Plant World so I took special note.
|Plymouth fed up with fertilizer plant pollution|
Bangor Daily News - 11/11/2015. By Nok-Noi Ricker - Plymouth, Maine: A group of residents is asking the state to do more to address water pollution and odor caused by a local fertilizer processing plant that uses septic waste and sludge to produce its products.