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Rani and Jack Howe

Know Your Organic Producers!

Meet Rani and Jack Howe of Skyscraper Hill Farm in Brooks. This MOFGA certified organic farm raises Christmas trees, sold from the farm and through the Marsh River Co-op and the Belfast Co-op. Rani also cultivates beautiful herb gardens, which will be on the Belfast Garden Club Tour next summer. You can contact the Howes at jack.howe@gmail.com.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Neil Young Boycotts Starbucks Over GMO Lawsuit
Rolling Stone - 11/15/2014.
By Miriam Coleman - Neil Young is seeking a new source for his daily latte. The rocker announced on his website this week that he's boycotting Starbucks over the coffee company's involvement in a lawsuit against the state of Vermont's new requirements to label genetically modified ingredients.
Organic Fish May Be Coming Soon and it is a Horrible Idea
Living Maxwell - 11/15/2014.
By Max Goldberg - Right now in the U.S., there is no such thing as USDA certified organic fish. Why? Because organic standards for fish have never been passed. That may soon change, however. The USDA is getting close to finalizing organic aquaculture production regulations, based upon recommendations from the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB).
McDonald’s isn’t lovin’ new GMO potato
CBS - 11/15/2014.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved Idaho-based J.R. Simplot Co.'s new genetically modified potato. But one of the company's oldest business partners - McDonald's - hasn't.
Hawaii County sued by two developers for GMO law
Maine News Online - 11/14/2014.
By Betty Laseter - Monsanto Co. and a Dow Chemical Co. unit have filed a lawsuit in federal court in Honolulu, against the Maui County to stop a new law that is banning the cultivation of genetically modified organisms.
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