The absence of comprehensive dental care exacts a toll on millions of Americans in terms of poor health, pain and the social stigma associated with bad teeth.
Most small farms have to follow the same rules as big corporate ones. In Maine, flexible food ordinances have increased the number of small farmers.
Douglas Jamiel is a freelance writer in the Portland, Oregon/Vancouver, Washington, area. His work has appeared in the Colorado Labor Advocate, the Rocky Mountain News and Ezine.