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Great Maine Apple Day


Sunday, October 18, 2015
12 noon to 4:00 p.m. Rain or Shine

Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

Common Ground Education Center
294 Crosby Brook Rd, Unity Maine

$4 for non-members, $2 for members
Kids get in free!

Celebrate the history, flavor and tradition of Maine apples, while honoring the importance of a diversified, perennial agriculture.

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
'Safety Assessments of GMOs Are Non-Existent'
Organic Consumers - 9/22/2015.
By Vishwanath Kulkarni, The Hindu Business Line - US-based systems biologist Shiva Ayyadurai created a controversy recently by claiming that his studies had found that genetically modified soya bean plants had less capacity to get rid of toxins such as formaldehyde compared to non-GM counterparts.
Meals On The Bus – Mobile Market Brings Produce to Lewiston-Auburn, Bath
Maine Public Broadcasting - 9/22/2015.
By Patty Wright - A mobile food bus will now motor through the streets of Lewiston, Auburn and Bath to provide residents more opportunity to buy fresh produce. At a kick-off ceremony in Auburn on Tuesday, Craig LaPine of Cultivating Community said the food bus is an important step toward improving the community's health.
The Heavy Price Tag of GMO Contamination
Food & Water Watch - 9/22/2015.
By Genna Reed - [The USDA survey of organic farmers, conducted earlier this year] makes it very clear that GMO crops are putting an unfair burden on organic farms across the country. GMO crops can contaminate non-GMO and organic crops through cross-pollination on the field or through seed or grain mixing post-harvest.
Herbicide scrutiny mounts as resistant weeds spread in U.S.
Reuters - 9/22/2015.
By Carey Gillam - Concerns about the world's most popular herbicide continue to mount, as U.S. agricultural experts note spreading weed resistance to glyphosate. In the latest account of glyphosate-resistant weeds, U.S. weed scientist Dallas Peterson said this week that resistance is increasing rapidly in the key farming state of Kansas. The trend is a worrisome sign as weed resistance spreads from the southern U.S. into the Midwest and Plains farming states, he said.
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