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As reported by Litchfield.bz...U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal stopped Brookside Farm II in Litchfield on Friday to sample the farm's maple syrup and express his support for the maple syrup producing business.
Blumenthal met with the farm's owners, Mark Harran and Kay Carroll, to explain his commitment to forcing
large food corporations to discontinue their practice of advertising foods as being flavored by real maple syrup when in truth they are flavored by sugar or high fructose corn syrup.
The practice, according to Blumenthal, puts producers like Harran and Carroll at a disadvantage in the marketplace because consumers are duped into thinking products like oatmeal, cereal and ice cream have maple syrup in their ingredients.
The practice, the senator said, is one of deception, fraud and misrepresentation. Blumenthal and Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy have co-authored a letter to the Food and Drug Administration demanding action against corporations for product mislabeling. The letter went out on Thursday.
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As posted in the Register Citizen by Ben Lambert - U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal visited Brookside Farm II on Friday afternoon as he and congressional colleagues urge the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to “crack down” on the labeling on maple-branded products, which often times do not actually contain maple.
The senator was given a tour of the syrup-making operation at the farm by Mark Harran, the owner of the property and the president of the Maple Syrup Producers Association of Connecticut. Read MORE
KiDSMARATHON is accepting registrations for the 2016 program. Structured around an eight to ten week training program following a booklet of healthy living suggestions while keeping track of their mileage toward the 26.2 mile goal. The program’s author is Rod Dixon, a former long distance runner from New Zealand and winner of the New York City marathon. Schools can begin and implement the program in a variety of settings, but the ideal start time is the third week of March. For more information visit the CAS website - http://cas.casciac.org/?p=8901 or KiDSMARATHON-CT
Rod Dixon, a father (and grandfather!) runner who founded Kid’s Marathon Foundation, an in-school running and nutrition program that gets kids moving. In his delightful Kiwi accent, Rod shares stories about his start in running and how his experience lead him to help “keep kids calibrated” by bringing running into their school day. Read on...