|UMaine system committed to 20% locally sourced foods|
Mainebiz - 1/28/2016. The University of Maine system will soon announce their choice for a new food service vendor who will provide services to six of the seven universities in the system for the next five years. The new vendor will participate in the system's new "One University" approach to governance and procurement, as the new contract requires that 20% of the ingredients and food come from local sources including farmers.
|Oregon Proposes Legislation to Protect Farmers and Consumers from GE Contamination|
Beyond Pesticides - 1/28/2016. Last week, Oregon Representative Paul Holyey introduced legislation that would protect traditional crops against contamination from their genetically engineered counterparts. As it stands, local governments are preempted (disallowed) from taking actions that protect traditional farmers from contamination by genetically engineered (GE) crops.