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2013 Family Business Award Winners  The Maykel Family - Living Earth and EVO Dining, Worcester MA  Like many entrepreneurs might be inclined to do watching their children start a business, Albert Maykel Jr. and his wife Maggy had many opinions about what their son and daughter should and shouldn't do when they launched their Worcester restaurant, EVO Dining, in 2008. After all, Albert and Maggy had been successfully running their own health food store, Living Earth, for nearly 40 years. “After a while, we started to realize, 'This is their restaurant.' Why are we telling them how we would do...

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  In a David v. Goliath setting, Central Massachusetts growers face off against corporate giant Monsanto over GMOs. Julie Rawson of Barre’s Many Hands Organic Farm and Frank Phelan of Worcester’s Living Earth grocery store have two deep passions: local and organic food; and healthy and sustainable communities. For them, the two pursuits go hand in hand. They also share a pair of deep antipathies: the powerful, influential chemical and agricultural industries known as Big Chem and Big Agra – which have become one and the same in recent decades.   Julie’s husband, Jack Kittredge, also shares these passions and antipathies. In addition to...

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