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Sean Hagan of Left Field Farm in Bowdoinham


Know Your Organic Producers!

Meet Sean Hagan of Left Field Farm in Bowdoinham. This MOFGA certified organic farm sells vegetables, herbs, flowers and strawberries through its CSA, at the South Portland Farmers’ Market, and to local restaurants and stores, including, in Brunswick, at Local, Morning Glory, Tao-Yuan and Wild Oats; and in South Portland, at Scratch Baking Co. and Enio’s. “We farm with the philosophy that good quality produce starts with healthy soil, striving to farm in a manner that maintains and even improves soil health for the future,” says Sean. Website.

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
MOFGA will get a total of $2 million from a New York foundation if it can raise $1 million on its own
Portland Press Herald - 7/24/2014.
By Ray Routhier - The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association has announced a fundraising campaign aimed at creating a $3 million endowment for its farmer training programs.
Exposure to Pesticides When Pregnant Linked to 3 Generations of Disease
Newsweek - 7/24/2014.
By Zoë Schlanger - In the post-Silent Spring 1960s, when the pesticide DDT was discovered to be toxic to humans and wildlife and to persist for years in the environment, farmers and landscapers turned enthusiastically to Methoxychlor. The pesticide – also commercially known as Chemform, Methoxo, Metox or Moxie – had a much shorter half-life and was billed as the safe alternative to DDT. Now, new research argues that exposure to the pesticide could cause diseases three generations later, in offspring who were never exposed to the Methoxychlor themselves.
Panel's report likely to tie farm antibiotics to human resistance
Reuters - 7/24/2014.
By P.J. Huffstutter - A White House advisory committee is expected to acknowledge the link between antimicrobial resistance in humans and livestock being fed antibiotics when it issues its report in the next few weeks, according to the transcript of a committee meeting held earlier this month.
Appeals court rules FDA can continue allowing antibiotics in animal feed
Aljazeera - 7/24/2014.
By Marisa Taylor - A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration may continue its policy of allowing widespread antibiotic use in animal feed — a practice believed by many to contribute to the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, or superbugs.
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