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Homesteading Skills: How Living Off the Land Is Becoming a Lifestyle Choice

May 16, 2019 – Maine Public – In this fast-paced world, many are going back to basics and learning to live self-sufficiently as Mainers have done for generations. We will learn about homesteading and survival skills that are coming back into practice today, from foraging for food and medicine to creating tools and shelter out of nature’s materials.

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NOFA-VT announces new Executive Director

May 15, 2019 – NOFA-VT – NOFA-VT is pleased to announce Grace Oedel will be leading the organization as its new Executive Director, starting July 1, 2019.

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Sask. farmer leads class action glyphosate lawsuit

May 15, 2019 – By Robert Arnason, The Western Producer – A Moose Jaw, Sask., farmer who was diagnosed with cancer five years ago is leading a class action lawsuit against Bayer and Monsanto.

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Bayer hires law firm to investigate Monsanto stakeholder file issue

May 12, 2019 – By Patricia Weiss, Ludwig Burger, Reuters – Bayer said on Sunday it was hiring an external law firm to investigate French media complaints that Monsanto, the U.S. seed maker it took over last year, had compiled a file of influential personalities.

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France probes alleged Monsanto lists on opinion-makers

May 11, 2019 – By Julie Chabanas, Seed Daily – France has opened a preliminary enquiry into allegations that US pesticides maker Monsanto had information illegally collected on the views and pliability of hundreds of high-profile figures and media outlets.

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The best finds at the Portland Farmers’ Market

May 9, 2019 – By Alexandra Hall, The Boston Globe – No one in Maine thinks of “farm to table” as a menu slogan or a culinary aspiration. It’s simply a way of life — one that’s been embedded in Mainers’ DNA for generations. That nationally lauded chef making your bouillabaisse probably played high school hockey with the guy who grew the tomatoes, is the cousin of the fisherman who caught the shellfish, and went to prom with the pastry chef who baked the garlicky baguette you’re about to dunk in its rich, briny broth.

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