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The Margesons

Know Your Organic Producers!

Meet Erich Margeson and his family from Margeson Organic Farm in Westmanland. The Margesons raise MOFGA certified organic potatoes, seed potatoes, winter squash, oats and garlic, which they sell through Maine Potato Lady,  Johnny's Selected Seeds and Fedco.

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
The Magical New Way To Fight Weeds Without Herbicides
Modern Farmer - 1/19/2015.
By San Nosowitz - Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have discovered a way to reduce or even eliminate the need for possibly dangerous herbicides, and it doesn't require spraying anything at all.
Scientists welcome EU country ruling on GM
Food Manufacture - 1/19/2015.
By Mike Stones - The Institute of Food Science & Technology has welcomed a new EU law enabling Member States to decide for themselves whether genetically modified organisms (GMOs) can be approved in their countries.
Maine food activists say they’re optimistic despite legal, legislative defeats
Bangor Daily News - 1/19/2015.
By Mario Moretto - Despite being rebuked by lawmakers, the governor and the state’s Supreme Court, advocates for more local control over food policies are gearing up to bring their fight to Augusta once again.
GM crop vote was just the beginning of Europe's biotech battle
The Guardian [UK] - 1/19/2015.
By Arthur Nelsen - A recent EU vote allows states to cultivate GM crops, with the first expected to be grown in the UK in 2017, but big hurdles remain.
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