|Totally green apples|
The New York Times - 11/17/2011.By Anne Raver – Michael Phillips has spent more than 20 years growing apples up here in the north country, 30 miles south of Quebec, and debunking the commonly held belief that his favorite fruit can’t survive without pesticides.
|Yet again, organic ag proves just as productive as chemical ag|
Mother Jones - 11/17/2011.By Tom Philpott – Back in 2000, an interviewer asked Norman Borlaug, father of the "green revolution" of industrial farming that swept through Asia in the 1970s, what he thought of the idea that organic agriculture could feed the world. The Nobel laureate became apoplectic. And yet, Borlaug was evidently wrong.
|Farmer in midst of local-state permit conflict|
Kennebec Journal - 11/17/2011.AP – Portland: A Maine farmer is headed for a legal showdown for ignoring state law and following a local ordinance that exempts farmers from state and federal regulations if they sell their products directly to consumers.