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Soil from a Northern Ireland Graveyard May Lead Scientists to a Powerful New Antibiotic

January 2020 – By Franz Lidz, Smithsonian Magazine – It’s a splendid day for a turn around a graveyard: dark, damp, forbidding. A thin mist billows like a mourner’s veil between the iron gates of Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, and moisture drips from the yews like tears. In this Northern Irish churchyard, burial plots line the paths like little marble farms for the dead.


Maine Food A to Z: Our annual roundup

December 29, 2019 – By Meredith Goad, Portland Press Herald – In 2019, we embraced hard cider, mocktails and oat milk; fretted about the impact of climate change on our food supply; and mourned some beloved – now shuttered – restaurants.


Allagash Reintroduces Sixteen Counties in Cans

December 27, 2019 – By Allagash Brewing Co., Brewbound – Allagash Brewing Company will release the latest evolution of Sixteen Counties exclusively in cans and on draft in January 2020. This Belgian-style golden ale made with 100% Maine-grown and processed grain will be available in a canned format for the first time. Four-packs of 16 oz. cans will be available in Maine and on draft to Allagash’s entire distribution footprint in limited amounts.


Rotting-fruit art points up plants in peril

December 27, 2019 – By Myles Karp, National Geographic – Our planet’s food supply is vulnerable to diseases caused by climate change and more. These glass models display the decay in beautiful, awful detail.


The 5 pests that bugged Mainers most in 2019

December 26, 2019 – By Julia Bayly and Sam Schipani, Bangor Daily News – As Maine’s farmers, gardeners and homesteaders reflect on this year and plan for the next, one thing strikes fear into even the most-practiced gardener’s heart: pests.


Pingree Holds Hemp Roundtable at Whitefield Farm

December 19, 2019 – By Evan Houk, The Lincoln County News – U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, convened a roundtable discussion about the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s rules for hemp cultivation at Sheepscot General Farm in Whitefield on Monday, Dec. 16.