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Sales of our beautiful 2014 Heritage Orchard Calendar will help support MOFGA and the orchard. Full-color photos of apples originating in Maine were taken by widely acclaimed Portland photographer Russell French and include Black Oxford, Gray Pearmain and others. $15. Available at MOFGA's Country Store.

  

  

Governor LePage Signs Maine's GMO Labeling Bill!

Thanks so much to everyone who worked so hard to help Maine become the second state in the country to require labeling of GMO foods!

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MOFGA's Seasonal Cooking Class with Chef Frank Giglio
Wednesday, April 23

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
MOFGA Kitchen at Common Ground Education Center, Unity, Maine
Cost: $30, including lunch (and recipes to take home)


Cooking meals from scratch using fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients is a great way to connect with the local farming community. Fresh, organic foods taste better, are better for the environment, and the best for your body. Come share an afternoon in the MOFGA kitchen with Thorndike resident and chef Frank Giglio. He will share simple recipes that will highlight MOFGA certified farms, local fisherman and foragers. Learn to utilize wild herbs and other ingredients to naturally cleanse the body and prepare you for the warmer weather ahead. Limit: 15 people. Details and registration.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Push to mark food containing GMOs gains traction in Q-C, Iowa
Quad-City Times - 12/22/2012.
Deirdre Cox Baker – A Quad-City group that is part of a movement to require food labels listing genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, was born in August when LeeAnn Felder moved to Davenport from Arizona.
Mapping the Global Transition to a New Economy
New Economics Institute - 12/22/2012.
What would a green and fair world look like? We don't have the answer yet but we do know that people all around the world are working on it … right now! And we can prove it.
White House stalls critical EPA report highlighting chemical dangers to children
Investigative Reporting Workshop - 12/21/2012.
By Sheila Kaplan – A landmark Environmental Protection Agency report concluding that children exposed to toxic substances can develop learning disabilities, asthma and other health problems has been sidetracked indefinitely amid fierce opposition from the chemical industry. America’s Children and the Environment, Third Edition, is a sobering analysis of the way in which pollutants build up in children’s developing bodies and the damage they can inflict.
Consumers Union Says FDA Assessment of GE Salmon Is Flawed and Inadequate
Consumers Union - 12/21/2012.
Consumers Union, the advocacy and policy arm of Consumer Reports, criticized the Environmental Assessment of the Aquabounty genetically engineered salmon released today by the Food and Drug Administration, as flawed and inadequate. “We are deeply concerned that the potential of these fish to cause allergic reactions has not been adequately researched. Further, there have been no safety testing of fish grown in Panama, where Aquabounty intends to raise the salmon.”
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Upcoming MOFGA Events

April 19 - Maine Heritage Orchard Workday at MOFGA (postponed from April 12)

April 23 - MOFGA's Seasonal Cooking Class with Chef Frank Giglio

April 23 - Grow Your Own Organic Garden Class in Gray

April 26 - Empty Bowl Supper Fundraiser

April 30 - Waldo Organic Growers Program: Bats

May 4 - MOFGA's Chainsaw Safety Workshop


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