Voices 11/13/07

Producer/host: Amy Browne

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In July Maine was the last state in the country to approve the use of Bt field corn.  Now organic gardeners and others who don’t want to grow genetically engineered corn are hoping some regulations can be put in place to decrease the likelihood of cross-contamination.   The Board of Pesticide control  will hold a public hearing on the issue on Friday, November 16th, 2007 at 9:30a.m. at the Hampton Inn in Waterville.

We talk with Logan Perkins of “Protect Maine Farmers”, C.R. Lawn of Fedco Seeds, and Paul Schlein of the Maine Board of Pesticide Control.

FMI: www.protectmainefarmers.orgwww.fedcoseeds.com ;  Maine Board of Pesticide Control: www.maine.gov/agriculture/pesticides Mailing address: 28 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0028, 207-287-2731 (24-hr answering service)

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