|Penobscot farm tour offers in-depth look at organic growing|
The Weekly Packet - 7/18/2013. By Kirsten Reed - Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA)-certified Blue Zee Farm was the setting for the latest in a series of local farm tours on Saturday, June 13. The tour was co-sponsored by the Blue Hill Co-op and the Blue Hill Heritage Trust. Blue Zee Farm sits just over the Penobscot border on Route 15, but its land stretches across the town’s border into Penobscot.
|Some farmers want more scrutiny of new Monsanto crops|
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - 7/18/2013. By Georgina Gustin - A coalition of farmers is asking federal regulators to further scrutinize Monsanto Co.’s new soybean and cotton offerings, saying they could pose environmental threats to nearby crops.
|Stain-resistant chemicals linked to high blood pressure during pregnancy|
Environmental Health News - 7/18/2013. Mothers’ exposure to chemicals that make consumer products stain- and water-resistant was linked to high blood pressure during pregnancy in an analysis of highly exposed communities in West Virginia and Ohio. Hypertension during pregnancy can be life-threatening for the mother and child. The study is the first prospective assessment of exposure and subsequent birth outcomes in this population.
|Reach for the Sun|
Slate - 7/18/2013. By Mark Hertsgaard - Photosynthesis, in the form of biochar, may be one of our best defenses against climate change.