|Why Should Organics Be Different?|
The Cornucopia Institute - 3/21/2016. By Mark Kastel - When Congress passed the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990, it created a unique public-private partnership of governance. As Cornucopia members and engaged organic stakeholders know, the spirit and letter of the law have been grossly disrespected by current and previous administrations at the USDA.
|Mars latest to label GMO ingredients|
Food Dive - 3/21/2016. By Carolyn Heneghan - Mars announced Monday it will soon label genetically modified ingredients directly on product packaging across its portfolio. In its announcement, Mars stands behind the safety of GM ingredients and its products that contain them. Mars uses GM ingredients in various ways, including "sugar from GM sugar beets, soy from GM soybeans and certain seasonings and spices that contain GM ingredients," Jonathan Mudd, global director of media relations at Mars, told Food Dive.
|‘Growing Maine’ Video Released for Maple Season|
University of Maine - 3/21/2016. University of Maine Cooperative Extension has launched an ongoing documentary video series featuring Maine farmers and food producers telling their stories. “Growing Maine” debuts with Pat and Ed Jillson, owners of Jillson’s Farm in Sabattus, telling the story of their family farm against the backdrop of last year’s Maine Maple Sunday.
|Skowhegan’s Somerset Grist Mill to expand, get more food|
Kennebec Journal - 3/20/2016. By Doug Harlow - A cheese cave with glass lockers, a brew tank for local beer, wood-fired pizza oven and a name change at the popular Pickup Cafe are all part of expansion plans this spring and summer at the Somerset Grist Mill inside the converted 1895 steel and stone former county jail.