I was most interested in the MOO Milk Stand. Jasmine, a girl from the stand asked me if i wanted a shot of Chocolate milk. I agreed and she told me that MOO Milk is one of very few Farms that does not Ultra Pasteurized their milk. This means, she continued to tell me, that the chocolate milk I just drank has active ingredients. I was happy to learn of this, I think the antibodies that come in milk is a very useful thing. I began this class NMD200 with the first idea of locating milk farms in Maine, because I thought it was difficult to find Milk that contained active ingredients. I had recently taken antibiotics and wanted to replenish the good bacteria the medicine potentially was killing off.
so this is MOO Milk’s site:
Below are some notes i took during the Food Summit.
Mainly focuses on Climate Change, Sustainable Aquaculture
GREEN CRAB INITIATIVE: December 16th 2013
Wells Confrence Center
December 6th, 2013
First Guest Speaker: IVAN
Increased storm intensity + precipitation
Warming sea tempertures
Rising sea levels
EVENTS: Hurricane Sandy
extreme climate change
abrupt climate change
tipping points and Thresholds: methane ignite, release of carbon dioxide(contributing)
*us global climate change program, features maps of evident climate change.
Warming in Maine, yes.
sea level is rising
Human Health (Lyme Disease, Heat Stress, Respiratory, Allergies)
Towns and Cities (disaster)
Biodiversity (Mountains suffer)
Agriculture (longer growing system)
Earlier Springs, Late growing system Frost.
Warmer winters: Pests surviving.
Phenology: Altered growing period.
August is dry. Difficulties managing moisture.
Grain prices go up, Dairy Farms suffer.
MARINE RESOURCES: warming waters, timing of lobster, shrimp closed, green crab pests, storm surges, rising seas, crowed around coast, saltwater intrusion, estuaries at risk.
WHAT DO WE DO ABOUT IT?
STRATEGIES: “Climate Planning”
Maine’s Climate future.
Adaptation, Climate change could be good. Department of Defense has a view.
One Governor LePage joke.
Guest Speaker 2-
SEA SURFACE TEMPERTURE:
+Food security, population increase,
AGRICULTURAL VIEWPONT: better drainage, better health
Third Guest: Community Development, Tourism, Climate
60% of people that come to Maine come to the coast.
early shed: Shedders dying, no processing
OYSTERS: Warmer waters Oysters doing well.
Social Fabric: lobster-fishermen are very in tuned with their environment. The industry cannot go away, it is our community.
Interview Lobstermen and local officials.
Facilitated Dialogue. Mapped out conversations.
Systems Dynamic Model: Temperature, lobster density, number of traps, location.
Putting Air-raiders in tanks.
PHYTOPLANKTON: make their own food, supply half all oxygen on earth.
WHAT ABOUT HERRING? BAIT?
2100 we are in a low aragonite saturation. “Red is bad, that’s where we are.”
pH Levels have dropped. “Jump up and down, freak out about this.”
Shellfish Harvesters being plagued by acidic “dead muds.”
Kills off clam larvae. Leaving shells on premise.
State of Science: research pH levels.
Q: Aluminum? How much available Aluminum? This hurts crop production.
WHAT PLANTS SURIVIVE ACIDIC SOIL?
*-Hydrangea (Blue flowers, flowers will be pink in higher pH soil and may even be used to estimate soil pH. In the case of those with white flowers, this does not pertain.)
*-The majority of Evergreens
*-Various types of Oak