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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
Two-headed fish spark pesticide controversy [Australia]
Treehugger - 1/14/2009.
Thousands of bass larve spawned in northern Australia with a significant problem - they had two heads. The fatal mutation is believed to be due to toxic water contamination.
Huge Growth Potential, Pounds of Dividends: It’s Time to Order Seeds
MOFGA Announcements - 1/13/2009.
Article for reprinting. By Jean English. When Wall Street experts say that some financial instruments are beyond their comprehension, it’s time to put your money into something more tangible: seeds!
A Seasonal Reflection On The Soul Of Our Food System
MOFGA Announcements - 1/13/2009.
Article For Reprinting. by Jean English. Quiet winter days offer a good time to consider the spiritual aspects of how our food is grown. That spirituality of farming was central to John Ikerd’s keynote speech at the Farmer-to-Farmer Conference held by the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) and University of Maine Cooperative Extension in November.
Euro MP’s back pesticide restrictions
BBC Online - 1/13/2009.
The European Parliament has voted to tighten rules on pesticide use and ban at least 22 chemicals deemed harmful to human health. The rules have not yet been approved by the 27 member states' governments. The draft law would ban substances that can cause cancer or that can harm human reproduction or hormones.
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