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Great Maine Apple Day


Sunday, October 18, 2015
12 noon to 4:00 p.m. Rain or Shine

Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

Common Ground Education Center
294 Crosby Brook Rd, Unity Maine

$4 for non-members, $2 for members
Kids get in free!

Celebrate the history, flavor and tradition of Maine apples, while honoring the importance of a diversified, perennial agriculture.

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By Kristen Wartman - On September 21, at around 9 p.m., Keegan Stephan was biking home through the Sunnyside neighborhood of Queens, New York, when he decided to stop at a Mexican food truck to grab a quick dinner. As he waited in line with about five other customers, a police car crept by, warning pedestrians through a loudspeaker to get indoors immediately because pesticides for West Nile virus control were being administered. A truck trailed behind the police, spraying a fine mist into the air.
Think Europe's halting GMOs? It could be heading for more
Reuters - 10/5/2015.
By Sybille de la Hamaide and Barbara Lewis - The large number of European countries opposing GMO cultivation may have given the impression the bloc is putting a brake on GMOs but with new crops queuing for approval and key countries leaving the door open, output is more likely to grow than wane.
Majority of EU nations seek opt-out from growing GM crops
Reuters - 10/4/2015.
By Barbara Lewis - Nineteen EU member states have requested opt-outs for all or part of their territory from cultivation of a Monsanto genetically-modified crop, which is authorized to be grown in the European Union, the European Commission said on Sunday.
Maine Gardener: Waldoboro high school students save heirloom seeds
Portland Press Herald - 10/4/2015.
By Tom Atwell - Every seed tells a story, as does every tree. The history of the seeds and the stories behind them are as important as plants themselves in the Heirloom Seed Project at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro.
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