ARE ORGANIC VEGETABLES MORE NUTRITIOUS AFTER ALL? . . . CONGRESS MOVES TO END RAW MILK PROHIBITION NATIONWIDE . . . TRACTOR AND ENGINE SHOW . . . BEEF PRICES TAKE A LEAP . . . FPL SPRUCE BUDWORM RESEARCH FUNDED . . .
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ARE ORGANIC VEGETABLES MORE NUTRITIOUS AFTER ALL?
There may never be an end to arguments over whether organic food is more nutritious. But a new study is the most ambitious attempt so far to resolve the issue — and it concludes that organic fruit and vegetables offer a key benefit. It’s a scientific reply to an analysis that some researchers at Stanford University published two years ago. That paper, which generated lots of media coverage and much controversy, reviewed more than 200 studies of organic and conventional food, and concluded that organic foods do not really offer any significant nutritional benefit. (read more)
CONGRESS MOVES TO END RAW MILK PROHIBITION NATIONWIDE
Buying and selling raw dairy products across state lines has been outlawed in the U.S. since the late 1980s, when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decided that Americans were no longer free to make their own food decisions without government approval. But this senseless and unconstitutional policy of prohibition could soon become history if a bipartisan effort to restore food freedom reaches a breaking point in Congress. (read more)
TRACTOR AND ENGINE SHOW
Source: North Shore Tractor and Engine Club
North Shore Antique and Engine Club Tractor and Engine Show and Heritage Day at the Verstraten Farm, July 19, 5736 Hwy 366, Lorneville, N.S. It’s our 15th and Final Show for a while. Woodlot tour, 4-H woodsmen demonstration, antique tool display, 4-H canteen, local crafts and produce, and pie from the Church ladies. Free, exhibitors and vendors welcome. Contact Francis Verstraten, 902-661-9534 or Vincent Hollis, 902-447-3062 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BEEF PRICES TAKE A LEAP
Source: The Chronicle Herald
Quick, toss another burger on the barbecue before beef prices jump again. Nova Scotia beef producers are scrambling to meet demand, and consumers are switching from steaks to burgers, as international prices soar. “Global beef prices are at historic highs and there are various factors behind that situation,” Wayne Oulton, of Martock Glen Farm, in Martock, N.S. said last week. (read more)
FPL SPRUCE BUDWORM RESEARCH FUNDED
Source: Farm Focus
Forest Protection Limited (FPL) of Lincoln, New Brunswick has received $10,000,000 to develop new products and techniques to intervene early in Spruce budworm outbreaks in order to mitigate pest-related impacts on forest integrity, timber supply, and industry productivity. (read more)
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DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR ENVIRONMENTAL FARM PLAN POSITION
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