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Seattle Times: Initiative 522: Familiar groups lead fight on GMO labeling

Monsanto and Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps, the largest donors so far to opposing campaigns over Initiative 522’s call for labeling genetically engineered foods, already waged this battle in California. By Melissa Allison 9/22/13 Full Article Monsanto and Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps, the largest donors so far in Washington’s upcoming ballot contest over labeling genetically engineered Continue Reading

Times Argus: Farmers hope for federal hands-off approach to hemp

By Peter Hirschfeld September 17,2013 Full Article MONTPELIER — A local farming group is cheering a Department of Justice memorandum that it said could clear the way for the worry-free cultivation of hemp by the 2014 growing season. A DOJ directive issued late last month announced the federal agency would be taking a hands-off approach Continue Reading

Hemp Flag To Fly At Vermont State House, Sep 17 Constitution Day

September 13, 2013 NEWS ADVISORY: Hemp Flag To Fly At Vermont State House, Sep 17 Constitution Day. Contact: Robb Kidd, Rural Vermont Organizer, 802-505-1540 or robb@ruralvermont.org An American Flag made from hemp fibers will be flying outside the Vermont State House Tuesday September 17, 2013 at 10:00AM. The flag was commissioned by Colorado Hemp Commissioner Continue Reading

Reuters: Washington state testing alfalfa for GMO contamination

By Carey Gillam Wed Sep 11, 2013 Full Article (Reuters) – Agriculture officials in Washington state are testing samples of alfalfa after a farmer reported his hay was rejected for export because it tested positive for a genetically modified trait that was not supposed to be in his crop. If it is confirmed that the Continue Reading

Montreal Gazette: Vermont excels at farm-to-table

We could learn a few things from the food scene in the Green Mountain State By A.J. Kinik September 13, 2013 Full Article I’ve found myself saying this a lot over the past few years, but there are things happening just south of the border that have to be tasted to be believed. Culturally and Continue Reading