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Arla Casselman and John Grote
of Ewing Fruit Company in Warren

Know Your Organic Producers!

Meet Arla Casselman and John Grote of Ewing Fruit Company in Warren. Arla and John farm approximately 30 acres of MOFGA-certified organic wild blueberries. They offer fresh and frozen blueberries directly from the farm. Blueberries are being pollinated now and will be available in August. Visit their Facebook page to learn more and to place an order. Arla is also a participant in MOFGA's journeyperson program as she works toward expanding their business to include flowers and floral design.

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Save Wildlife, Save Yourself?
National Public Radio - 6/26/2015.
Jessie Rack, Goats and Soda - Everyone knows that keeping our forests and grasslands full of wolves, bald eagles and honeybees is good for the environment. But could protecting animals and preserving ecosystems also help people not catch Lyme disease or West Nile virus?
GM wheat that emits pest alarm signals fails in field trials
Nature - 6/25/2015.
By Daniel Cressey - A pioneering genetically modified (GM) wheat crop that emits an insect alarm pheromone to ward off pests has not worked in field trials, disappointed researchers say.
Oslo creates world's first 'highway' to protect endangered bees
AFP - 6/25/2015.
By Pierre-Henry Deshayes - From flower emblazoned cemeteries to rooftop gardens and balconies, Norway's capital Oslo is creating a "bee highway" to protect endangered pollinators essential to food production.
Why Is Whole Foods Market Inc. Undermining Organic Farmers?
The Motley Fool - 6/24/2015.
By Rich Duprey - Whole Foods Market's (NASDAQ: WFM ) new produce rating system might have been launched with the best of intentions, but we know what's paved with such well-meaning works, and the grocery store chain is barreling down the highway full throttle.
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