|MaineGeneral partnering with MOFGA on food purchases|
Kennebec Journal - 11/19/2009.Staff Report – More locally grown produce will be served to MaineGeneral patients, visitors and employees under a partnership with the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association. The association received a two-year $68,450 federal grant to work with MaineGeneral and increase the foods the hospital buys from growers in Kennebec and Somerset counties.
|4 possibly sickened in Maine by recalled beef|
Bangor Daily News - 11/18/2009.Augusta (AP) – Maine officials are reminding consumers to check their freezers for recalled ground beef after four people were hospitalized for E. coli poisoning.
|Tidbits for November 18|
Bangor Daily News - 11/18/2009.By Emily Burnham: Keeping it local – Farmers markets tend to wind down around October, but there are still a healthy handful of them that continue throughout the winter.
|Hungering for a True Thanksgiving|
Common Dreams - 11/18/2009.By Amy Goodman – The U.S. Department of Agriculture released a report Monday stating that in 2008 one in six households in the U.S. was "food insecure," the highest number since the figures were first gathered in 1995.