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Local Everything – Sunday, October 11th

Learn how climate change and our agricultural system are inherently connected at the Local Everything event sponsored by NextGen Climate NH.  Following an hour of networking/tabling, there will be a panel discussion with local experts from the education, business, agriculture and policy sectors.  The discussion will focus on the connection between climate change and agriculture […]

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Dinner Seminar: Gary Hirshberg, Chairman of Stonyfield Farm, April 21

Dinner Seminar: Gary Hirshberg, Chairman of Stonyfield Farm Food and Health Forum Blue Moon Evolution, Clifford Street, Exeter, NH Monday, April 21, 2014 6:30 – 9 pm Two years ago, Gary Hirshberg hosted the Food and Health Forum’s first dinner seminar at the Blue Moon Evolution. The event was sold out and he spoke to […]

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Durham Food Hub Meetings, March 31 & April 28

From Durham Friday Updates: Durham resident Sylvia Foster expresses thanks to those residents who answered the questionnaire on the prospect of building a local food organization in Durham. There were a large number of responses with 260 out of 288 in support. A group of interested citizens are discussing building a system to preserve, bundle, […]

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A Conversation about Region-wide Resilience, March 15

A Conversation about Region-wide Resilience Antioch University 40 Avon St, Keene, NH Saturday, March 15, 2014 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM On March 15th, at Antioch University in Keene NH, fellow Transitioners and Resilience-Builders from around New England will gather to discuss the resilience of New England as a whole. The discussion will be much […]

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NH’s HB660 GMO labeling law up for vote *this* Wed 1/22

Just kidding about that last chance to act last week! The vote for NH’s GMO labeling law, HB660, was scheduled for 1/15 but was delayed to 1/22. Unfortunately the delay allowed the opposition to act, and we need to call our New Hampshire representatives to let them know what we think! Here’s an update from […]

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NH’s GMO Labeling bill up for vote this Wednesday – last chance to act!

NH Right to Know is urging a final push of action this week as NH’s representatives vote on GMO labeling legislation: On Wednesday, January 15, 2014 New Hampshire’s House of Representatives will be voting on the amended version of HB660. We expect that it will be highly debated on the floor. 3 things you can do […]

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2013 Maine Food Summit, December 6

Local food fans, farmers, fishermen, gardeners, and growers of all sorts — please consider registering to participate in the first Maine Food Summit being held in Orono on Friday, December 6th! The summit is an opportunity for food producers, business owners and anyone involved with and interested in Maine’s food system to share ideas about growing […]

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Action Alert: Comment on the Food Safety and Modernization Act by November 15th!

The public comment period on the Food Safety and Modernization Act ends on November 15th — stand up for food and farms! The FDA’s proposed food safety rules could require weekly tests for irrigation water, may forbid rotating animals onto land used for vegetable production, and may classify farms that source other local produce to bolster […]

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Action Alert: It’s Now or Never for Right to Know GMO Labeling in NH!

It’s now or never for Right to Know GMO Labeling in NH! This week the NH House Subcommittee voted “ought to pass” on HB660, and the amended bill now moves to the Environment and Agriculture Committee, with an expected vote on Thursday, November 7th. From NOFA-NH: Action Alert! We had a victory with the House subcommittee on Tuesday, but we […]

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NH Action Alert: GMO Labeling on Tuesday, Oct 29

Take Action on HB 660: NH’s Bill requiring the labeling of Genetically Modified Foods (GMOs), from NOFA-NH: The Subcommittee votes this Tuesday, October 29th!  The Full Agriculture Committee votes on HB 660 on November 7th! Call or write to let them know you have a right to know what is in your food! For environmental, health, religious, and cultural […]

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