|A Franken-Sized Salmon?|
Food & Water Watch - 8/19/2015. By Tim Schwab - Beyond being designed and engineered by humans and created in a laboratory, GMO salmon and Frankenstein’s monster may also share another defining feature – larger-than-normal proportions. AquaBounty Technologies, the company behind GMO salmon, has always insisted that its fish grow much faster than normal Atlantic salmon – but not larger. But, according to a recently released scientific review from the Canadian government, AquaBounty doesn’t have a shred of evidence supporting this claim.
|Family Farms Turn To Pizza For Fast Cash And Customers|
Maine Public Broadcasting - 8/19/2015. By Zoe Sullivan - Across the U.S., small farmers have been struggling for years with low commodity prices and rising production costs. Even for organic farmers, who can justify higher prices, making a profit is tough.
|Maine Farm Bureau names new executive director|
Bangor Daily News - 8/19/2015. By David Bright - Alicyn N. Ryan, holder of a Doctor of Plant Medicine degree from the University of Florida, has been named executive director of Maine Farm Bureau. She succeeds long-time Maine Farm Bureau Executive Secretary Jon Olson, who retired at the end of June.