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The Pandemic Continues To Wreak Havoc On Maine Farms

July 24, 2020 – By Jennifer Mitchell, Maine Public – With harvest on the horizon and the summer slipping away, COVID-19 continues to wreak new havoc on Maine farms in diverse ways. Some farmers say the pandemic is dealing blows to their business plans and complicating an already complex labor market — even driving some to the brink of disaster.


That Flour You Bought Could Be the Future of the U.S. Economy

July 24, 2020 – By Tim Wu, The New York Times – By the established logic of the business world, Maine Grains, a small miller of flour in a rural part of the state, should not exist. With some 20 employees, it mills about 2,000 tons of flour a year in an industry where larger companies can mill more than 20,000 tons a day.


Agroforestry Is Both Climate Friendly and Profitable

July 24, 2020 – By Stephanie Hanes, Civil Eats – Incorporating trees into farmland benefits everything from soil health to crop production to the climate. Investors say it might also yields profits.


Endocrine-disrupting chemicals: implications for human health

August 2020 – By Linda G Kahn, Ph.D., et al., The Lancet – Greater evidence has accumulated than was previously identified for cognitive deficits and attention-deficit disorder in children following prenatal exposure to bisphenol A, organophosphate pesticides, and polybrominated flame retardants.


Local organizations promoting food access with seedlings

July 23, 2020 – Bangor Daily News – Over the past months, a number of local farms, along with the Merrymeeting Gleaners and the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust (BTLT), have been working together on an ambitious project to collect and distribute hundreds of seedlings to dozens of food access programs across the southern midcoast region.


The Struggles of Sustainable Farming

July 23, 2020 – By Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer, The Walrus – If you’re paying $1 for lettuce, somebody’s being exploited. So is the environment.