|Real ‘comfort food’ comes from local farms|
Maine Sunday Telegram - 10/18/2009.By Pat Theriault – Waterville: I have always associated the term comfort food with food prepared at home: creamy mashed potatoes and a savory pot roast, baked macaroni and cheese, a warm slice of apple pie. But this summer I have developed a new definition: comfort food is food that is grown close to home.
|Is anyone in charge of food safety?|
Grist - 10/16/2009.By Tom Laskawy – The fact that there remains no one in charge of food safety at the USDA has become a sick sort of joke among food policy types. It’s true that there is a second in command, Jerold Mande—but he’s a cancer doctor with no food safety background and, at best, a caretaker. He has no authority to make policy or initiate reform.
|Seafood! LIamas! Compost! Sampling Local Flavor at the Common Ground Country Fair|
Organic Nation TV - 10/16/2009.On our trip through Maine, one of our most exciting destinations was the Common Ground Country Fair, a super eco-friendly event which is run by the Maine Organic Farmers Association (MOFGA), THE oldest organic organization in the country! It was a great place to check out the area's local food, crafts and some delicious fried seafood …
|'Sea Change' On Inerts Disclosure|
Inside EPA - 10/15/2009.EPA has sent for White House review a pre-rule notice for its planned rulemaking to increase public disclosure of inert ingredients in pesticides in an effort “to effect a sea change” in how the information is made public.