|Extension supporters object to county cut|
Bangor Daily News - 11/17/2009.By Diana Bowley – Dover-Foxcroft: University of Maine Cooperative Extension supporters turned out in force at a public hearing Monday to express opposition to a proposed county budget cut of $25,850 for the agency.
|A new report reveals that GM seeds encourage pesticides use, contribute to growth of superweeds|
Common Dreams - 11/17/2009.By Paula Crossfield – A new report out today, Impacts of Genetically Engineered Crops on Pesticide Use in the United States: The First Thirteen Years [pdf] authored by Dr. Charles Benbrook, chief scientist at The Organic Center, reveals that the use of genetically modified (GM) corn, soy and cotton crops has increased the amount of pesticides used in the past 13 years by 318 million pounds.
|A parable on the National School Lunch program|
Grist - 11/17/2009.By Ann Cooper & Kate Adamick – Not long ago or far away, there was a great and mighty kingdom that was the envy of all other kingdoms in the world. The kingdom was home to two groups of people, the Big People and the Little People. The Big People had many jobs and responsibilities, but foremost among these was their unalterable duty to care for the wellbeing of the Little People above all else. The Little People had only one responsibility, to follow the advice of the Big People so that they, too, could grow up to be Big.
|Wind turbines dwarf Vinalhaven landscape|
Kennebec Journal - 11/16/2009.By Matt Wickenheiser – Vinalhaven: In the distance, the dark, low expanse of the island is punctuated by three white lines jutting through the horizon. Three giant wind turbines rise from the interior of the island, visible from miles away, above pines, above homes, above Vinalhaven's granite bones. And on Tuesday, the $14.5 million Fox Islands Wind project officially goes on line with a ribbon-cutting event, marking the completion of Maine's first island wind project. It's also the largest community-owned wind project on East Coast.