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The Margesons

Know Your Organic Producers!

Meet Erich Margeson and his family from Margeson Organic Farm in Westmanland. The Margesons raise MOFGA certified organic potatoes, seed potatoes, winter squash, oats and garlic, which they sell through Maine Potato Lady,  Johnny's Selected Seeds and Fedco.

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Could GM Mosquitoes Pave the Way for a Tropical Virus to Spread?
Smithsonian Magazine - 1/8/2015.
By Helen Thompson - Modified insects designed to stop dengue fever could make it easier for another disease-carrying species to take root
EPA report finds pesticide poses risk to workers, spurs calls for ban
Environmental Health News - 1/8/2015.
By Brian Bienkowski - An insecticide [chlorpyrifos] used on corn and other U.S. crops poses health risks to workers who mix and apply it and also can contaminate drinking water, according to a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency report released this week.
What is Food Security?
Over Grow the System (Newfoundland and Labrador) - 1/8/2015.
By Syd Woodward - Food Security means that all people at all times have physical & economic access to adequate amounts of nutritious, safe, and culturally appropriate foods, which are produced in an environmentally sustainable and socially just manner, and that people are able to make informed decisions about their food choices.
UNH Scientists Successfully Grow Onions Overwintered in Low Tunnels
University of New Hampshire - 1/7/2015.
By Lori Wright - In response to high demand for year-round local produce, researchers with the University of New Hampshire report they have successfully grown bulbing onions planted in fall for a spring harvest with the aid of inexpensive low tunnels.
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