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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
Duckfat’s Rob Evans gets ‘Chopped,’ Primo is tops and Vietnamese comes to Bangor
Bangor Daily News - 2/13/2013.
By Emily Burnham - There’s lots of exciting food news in Maine today. We’ve got celebrity chefs, a restaurant that has been named one of the best in the country, and new cuisine coming to Bangor.
Maine lawmakers, farmers show support for turkey control bills
Bangor Daily News - 2/13/2013.
By Scott Thistle, Sun Journal - Augusta: A host of bills in the state Legislature seek to control the state’s burgeoning wild turkey population. Lawmakers, who are also farmers, lined up Tuesday to testify in support of a bill that would expand hunting of the birds.
New Research Links Chemical Regulation with Market Innovation
Forbes - 2/13/2013.
By Amy Westervelt - New research out today from the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), a nonprofit environmental law organization based in DC and Geneva, indicates that chemical regulation may actually have an upside for businesses. “It creates a market for green chemistry,” says CIEL’s Baskut Tuncak, who authored the study, entitled Driving Innovation: How stronger laws help bring safer chemicals to market.
PuraMaize Prevents GMO Contamination in Corn
The Cornucopia Institute - 2/13/2013.
Blue River Hybrids, a producer of organic field corn, offered three PuraMaize corn hybrids in 2012. PuraMaize is a completely natural gene blocking system, which impedes fertilization from both GMO and blue corn pollen.
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