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Carey Gillam at the Common Ground Country Fair

Carey Gillam at the Common Ground Country Fair

January 16, 2020

One of the main reasons growers use organic practices (and consumers buy organic products) is to avoid exposure to hundreds of synthetic pesticides that are not allowed in organic production. This benefit was reinforced during two presentations at the 2019 Common Ground Country Fair: Carey Gillam’s keynote speech, “Decades of Deceit – A Critical Eye on Pesticides, Science and Industry,” and the Public Policy Teach-In, “Pesticides: In the News and All Around Us.” Coverage of each is posted in the winter issue of The Maine Organic Farmer & Gardener.

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