|Kickstarter is helping grist mill in Skowhegan finance a dream|
Kennebec Journal - 3/27/2012.Opinion Editorial by Amber Lambke - Kickstarter, an online platform where everyday people, can raise money for creative projects, is helping Maine Grains at the Somerset Grist Mill close a funding gap to get the grist mill up and running this spring. The mill will make fresh locally grown and milled flour available to customers of The Pickup, a Community Supported Agriculture business in Skowhegan and people across New England.
|Food security focus fuels new worries over crop chemicals|
Reuters - 3/27/2012.Scientists, environmentalists and farm advocates are pressing the question about whether rewards of the trend toward using more and more crop chemicals are worth the risks, as the agricultural industry strives to ramp up production to feed the world's growing population.