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Pressing flowers is a Victorian hobby ripe for modern crafters

May 17, 2020 – By Sam Schipani, Bangor Daily News – Pressing flowers is a Victorian practice used both as an outdoorsy pastime and a method of recording natural history. It also might be the perfect craft for the current moment, combining time spent outdoors with a little bit of patience and seemingly infinite creative variations.

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Eating our way to a healthier planet

May 15, 2020 - By Eve Turow-Paul and Sophie Egan, The Washington Post – The new Food for Climate League aims to promote foods that are delicious, accessible and good for health and the climate.

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The Benefits of Organic Meat

May 14, 2020 – By Amber Sciligo, Ph.D., and Jessica Shade, Ph.D., The Organic Center – When you eat meat, choosing organic is especially important, because meat production can have cascading effects on human health, animal welfare, and the environment.

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EU to halve pesticides by 2030 to protect bees, biodiversity: draft

May 14, 2020 – By Kate Abnett and Marine Strauss, Reuters – The European Commission is seeking to halve the use of chemical pesticides by 2030 to halt the decline of pollinators, in a plan likely to draw criticism both from those urging a phase-out of the substances and from farmers who say crop yields will suffer.

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Farm workers without unemployment or stimulus checks get some relief

May 14, 2020 – By Nick Schroeder, Bangor Daily News – While the pandemic has brought financial uncertainty for Maine food workers of all stripes, the livelihood of farmers and farm workers has been especially volatile. Most farms have lost business from chefs as the restaurant industry has shut down, while many farm workers haven’t been eligible for unemployment benefits.

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