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Action Alert: Label GMO’s in New Hampshire!

The New Hampshire House Environment and Agriculture Subcommittee have been meeting every Tuesday since August 13th to study whether or not to require labeling foods that contain genetically modified organisms (GMO’s), and to hear the testimony of national experts. Now is time for them to hear the voices of their constituents! From NOFA-NH: Please call […]

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Maine Community Food Council Summit, October 18

Maine Community Food Council Summit Maine Network of Community Food Councils St. Mary’s Nutrition Center, Lewiston, ME Friday, October 18, 2013 9am – 4pm • Grassroots Organizing for Food Self-Reliance • Community Research: A Systems Approach • Mapping Community Food Systems • Social, Economic, Environmental and Health Impacts • Engaging Diverse Stakeholders • Projects: Ordering […]

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Have a say in our future!

How are transportation, housing issues and economic development affecting southeastern New Hampshire for the better or worse? What about how we use the land and natural resources, protect historic and cultural resources, or deal with climate change and energy? Over the next two months, Rockingham Planning Commission (RPC) is hosting a series of regional conversations […]

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From our partners at Wholesome Wave:  This week, the USDA launched #MyFarmBill, a social media campaign emphasizing the importance of Farm Bill programs. As part of the campaign, USDA is asking people across the country to use their own voices and gadgets to make video selfies about what the Farm Bill means to them and why we need a comprehensive Food, […]

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The Maine Food Strategy — Open Call for Steering Committee Nominations

Be part of creating a strong food future for Maine! The Maine Food Strategy — an action plan for strengthening Maine’s farming, fishing and food economy — is calling for Steering Committee nominations (deadline: September 6th): Open Call for Steering Committee Nominations The Maine Food Strategy is an initiative to create a broader and more […]

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You, Your Food, and the Survival of the Planet, August 27

As part of their Climate Stewards series, Wells Reserve at Laudholm is hosting “You, Your Food, and the Survival of the Planet,”  a moderated panel exploring the connections between food choice and climate change. Join Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, Maine Farmland Trust director John Piotti, and legendary conservationist, gardener, and writer Mort Mather on Tuesday, August […]

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NH Public Input Session on Proposed Food Safety Rules, August 20

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is holding a public input session in New Hampshire on proposed Food Safety Modernization Act rules on Tuesday, August 20th at Dartmouth College in Hanover, from 9:30am to 12:30pm. This meeting will give New Hampshire farmers the opportunity to express concerns about the impact of these new rules on […]

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U.S. Approves Label for Non-GMO Meat

From The New York Times: U.S. Approves a Label for Meat From Animals Fed a Diet Free of Gene-Modified Products The Agriculture Department has approved a label for meat and liquid egg products that includes a claim about the absence of genetically engineered products. It is the first time that the department, which regulates meat […]

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Connecticut Approves Labeling Genetically Modified Foods

The good news: Connecticut became the first state to pass legislation requiring labeling of food containing genetically modified ingredients (GMOs). The caveat: The bill includes a provision that “the law would not take effect unless four other states, at least one of which shares a border with Connecticut, passed similar regulations.” Joining Connecticut, efforts to […]

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Right To Know GMO: Citizen Lobby Day in Maine, May 30

From MOFGA (Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association): Right To Know GMO: Citizen Lobby Day State Capitol, Augusta, ME Thursday, May 30, 2013 8 am – 4 pm Please come to the State House to help us shore up support for Maine’s landmark legislation requiring labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food. Momentum is building […]

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