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Emily Butters and Forrest Butler of Royal Rose Syrups, LLC.

Know Your Organic Producers!

Meet Emily Butters and Forrest Butler of Royal Rose Syrups, LLC, in Brunswick. Royal Rose produces MOFGA certified organic simple syrups in various flavors, including cardamom-clove, lavender-lemon, raspberry, rose, tamarind and three chile. They sell through mail order, natural food stores, restaurants, specialty shops, supermarkets and distributors. Royal Rose Three Chiles Syrup was among 146 products chosen from 1,462 entrants to win a national 2015 Good Food Award for leading the way toward a tasty, authentic and responsible food system (winners shown here). "We believe that using the best-quality, whole ingredients in our syrups makes the difference between an ordinary drink and a superior cocktail or soda," say Emily and Forrest. Follow Royal Rose Syrups at royalrosesyrups.com and on Facebook.

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Washington County business plans expansion to turn lobster plant’s waste into lobster compost
Bangor Daily News - 2/24/2013.
By Tom Walsh - Marion Township: Sometimes the oft-dreaded “unintended consequences” of a business deal can wind up being good ones. That seems to be the 1+1=3 calculation behind the retrofit of the former Stinson Seafood cannery in the Hancock County community of Prospect Harbor.
Ice storm of '98 spurs loggers to turn to sustainable, mechanized methods
Kennebec Journal - 2/24/2013.
By Matt Hongoltz-Hetling - Waterville: Scott Kinney, 43, and his brother Kevin are one of the few logging operations in the area that use “cut-to-length” equipment, a method of processing the tree that is not only safer for loggers, but more environmentally friendly.
The good, bad and pricey parts of using public money for land conservation
Bangor Daily News - 2/23/2013.
By Abigail Curtis - Ralph Turner of Laughing Stock Farm in Freeport says land trusts and investment holding companies compete with farmers to purchase land.
Alaska lawmakers face down GMO salmon
Juneau Empire - 2/23/2013.
By Russell Stigall - Genetically-modified salmon is nearing federal approval for human consumption and Alaska’s sate and federal lawmakers have taken up torches against what they refer to as “Frankenfish.”
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