|Gouda news: Maine's cheese making boom continues sharp rise|
San Francisco Chronicle - 8/16/2015. By Patrick Whittle - Heather and Doug Donahue left careers in teaching and construction behind to follow a dream of opening a [MOFGA-certified organic] dairy farm and cheese-making business in the rolling fields of Maine.
|Orono community garden a model to emulate|
Bangor Daily News - 8/15/2015. By Robin Clifford Wood - On a recent Tuesday afternoon, a quiet garden plot was transformed into a bustling, multi-generational, community-service project behind the senior center in Orono. A dozen or so volunteers, some of them in wheelchairs, showed up to harvest onions, squash, garlic and beans and prepare them for delivery. They filled 57 reusable bags – this week’s harvest for 57 senior citizens who live nearby in low-income housing.
|Vietnam Debates GMO Crops With Eye on History|
Voice of America - 8/14/2015. By Lien Hoang - When Vietnam moved economically from communism to capitalism in the 1980s, it enjoyed an agriculture boom that lifted millions from poverty. But today, new trade deals could threaten Vietnamese farmers, who are considering using genetically modified seeds to stay competitive.