For dairy farmers, every day is Earth Day

Posted by on Apr 20, 2017 in Blog, Featured

For dairy farmers, every day is Earth Day

Millions of people around the world will soon celebrate Earth Day, but for hundreds of New England’s dairy farmers, every day is Earth Day. We’re talking about farmers like the Erb family. The Erbs own and operate Springvale Farms and Landaff Creamery in Landaff. This was one of three pilot farms that assisted the Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences in creating an on-farm sustainability assessment tool, called the Vital Capital Index for Dairy Agriculture. This tool...

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USDA letter on federal GMO labeling law

Posted by on Mar 2, 2017 in Blog, Featured, Uncategorized

USDA letter on federal GMO labeling law

On July 29, 2016, President Obama signed into law an Act amending the Agricultural Marketing at of 1946 which provides for a national bioengineered food disclosure standard. The FDA sent letters to Governor Malloy explaining that under this new law there is no longer a need for state-specific labeling laws given that the Federal Government had set a uniform standard. Click on the link below to see the letter....

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How People, Water and Agriculture Connect – Food Insight

Posted by on Sep 22, 2016 in Blog, Featured

How People, Water and Agriculture Connect – Food Insight

When you think of water, what comes to mind? Is it a cool swig after a hard workout? Is it your beach vacation from last year? Or is it whether or not enough water will fall from the sky to grow your food? March 22 is World Water Day, and it’s an opportunity to reflect on the importance of water. This year’s theme is “better water, better jobs.” How does water impact agriculture, which employs nearly 1 billion people around the world? Let’s take a look. Although nearly 70...

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No GMO Label Needed

Posted by on Feb 21, 2015 in Blog, Featured

No GMO Label Needed

At first blush, it sounds like a good idea: require the labeling of genetically engineered foods so that consumers can make informed choices about what they eat. Yet such a law, proposed by U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and other senators, simply caters to unjustified worries and makes no sense scientifically. Genetically modified food isn’t new. Since farming began, humans have been breeding food — in other words, changing the genetics — for beneficial traits and...

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Connecticut News

Posted by on May 8, 2013 in Blog, Featured, Portfolio

Connecticut News

  Connecticut Retailers Warn Legislature On Bill Requiring Labeling Of Genetically Engineered Food “Forcing a labeling requirement will put Connecticut merchants on an island in relation to neighboring state competitors and the rest of the country” FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 2013 – The Connecticut Retail Merchants Association (CRMA) today stated their opposition to pending legislation that would mandate the labeling of foods that contain genetically...

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