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New tests find bee-killing pesticides in 51% of bee-friendly plants from garden centers across U.S. and Canada

The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) recently took part in a national research project showing that many bee-friendly home garden plants sold at Home Depot, Lowe's and Walmart have been pre-treated with pesticides that harm and kill bees. Friends of the Earth U.S., the Pesticide Research Institute and SumOfUs coordinated the study and collaborated with MOFGA and dozens of other groups that conducted pesticide sampling across the United States and Canada.

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Grow extra veggies for local food pantry
Kennebec Journal - 1/18/2009.
Last spring, my wife, Jane Frost, and I planted our entire 1,000-square-foot vegetable garden for our local food pantry, adding a couple of rows for our family.
White House victory garden wins contest
Portland Press Herald - 1/16/2009.
Roger Doiron of Scarborough has won the www.ondayone.org contest designed to give ideas to President-elect Obama, topping a proposal to create a Department of Peace by a more than two-to-one margin.
GM watch: extensive GM contamination of honey
Organic Consumers - 1/16/2009.
A German magazine has had honey tested and found extensive GM contamination.
Finding out where your food’s from: the food map
WorldChanging - 1/16/2009.
For those of us participating in the global economy, going to the grocery store is an international experience – mangoes from Chile, a box of macaroni and cheese from Wisconsin, cocoa beans from Africa.
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