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Emily Butters and Forrest Butler of Royal Rose Syrups, LLC.

Know Your Organic Producers!

Meet Emily Butters and Forrest Butler of Royal Rose Syrups, LLC, in Brunswick. Royal Rose produces MOFGA certified organic simple syrups in various flavors, including cardamom-clove, lavender-lemon, raspberry, rose, tamarind and three chile. They sell through mail order, natural food stores, restaurants, specialty shops, supermarkets and distributors. Royal Rose Three Chiles Syrup was among 146 products chosen from 1,462 entrants to win a national 2015 Good Food Award for leading the way toward a tasty, authentic and responsible food system (winners shown here). "We believe that using the best-quality, whole ingredients in our syrups makes the difference between an ordinary drink and a superior cocktail or soda," say Emily and Forrest. Follow Royal Rose Syrups at royalrosesyrups.com and on Facebook.

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Limestone cooks recognized for whole-grain school menu
Bangor Daily News - 12/25/2010.
By Natalie Bazinet – Limestone: The dining staff who cook up meals for students and faculty at the Maine School of Science and Mathematics and the Limestone Community School, recently received honorable mention in a nationwide competition for their efforts in incorporating whole grains into the menu.
Dean Foods settles dairy farmers suit
Bangor Daily News - 12/25/2010.
By Sharon Kiley Mack – Northeast Dairy Farmers reached a settlement agreement Friday with Dean Foods Co. in a class-action antitrust lawsuit against Dean, Dairy Farmers of America and Dairy Marketing Services.
Making a small start for using food stamps for wholesome food
Kennebec Journal - 12/24/2010.
Op-Ed by Denis Thoet – Shocking news: One in five Mainers gets food stamps. That’s about 260,000 people, up from 110,000 in 2003. In New Hampshire, the neighbor we love to hate, the number is one in 10. Mississippi, which always ranks just about 50th in most categories, is neck and neck with us – one in five residents also are eligible for food stamps.
“Coexistence with Monsanto: Hell No!”
Organic Consumers - 12/23/2010.
By Ronnie Cummins – After 16 years of non-stop biotech bullying and force-feeding Genetically Engineered or Modified (GE or GM) crops to farm animals and "Frankenfoods" to unwitting consumers, Monsanto has a big problem, or rather several big problems. A growing number of published scientific studies indicate that GE foods pose serious human health threats.
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