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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
Federal judge blocks Maui GMO moratorium
KHON2 - 11/14/2014.
By Audrey McAvoy - U.S. Magistrate Judge Barry Kurren has blocked the county from implementing the new law. Both sides agreed to delay the date.
Will This New GMO Potato Take Off? McDonald's Has Spoken
Mother Jones - 11/14/2014.
By Tom Philpott - Would you be excited to pluck a bag of precut, gleaming-white potato slices from supermarket produce bin - fresh not frozen, and ready to throw in the pan or the FryDaddy? Your answer may decide the fate of the "Innate" potato, which has been genetically engineered to resist browning and to contain less of the amino acid that turns into acrylamide - a probable human carcinogen - when potatoes are fried at high temperatures.
Over 200 Groups, Businesses, and Leading Scientists Call for Monarch Protection
Beyond Pesticides - 11/14/2014.
In the face of staggering declines of monarch butterflies, more than 40 leading scientists and 200 organizations and businesses this week urged the Secretary of the Department of the Interior, Sally Jewell, to protect these butterflies under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). These groups and scientists are supporting the formal petition to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) submitted this summer, which seeks federal protection for monarch butterflies.
Taming the Wild Tuna
Wall Street Journal - 11/14/2014.
Kushimoto, Japan - Tokihiko Okada was on his boat one recent morning when his cellphone rang with an urgent order from a Tokyo department store. Its gourmet food section was running low on sashimi. Could he rustle up an extra tuna right away? Mr. Okada, a researcher at Osaka’s Kinki University, was only too happy to oblige.
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