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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
Weed killer found in human urine
Friends of the Earth Europe - 6/13/2013.
People in 18 countries across Europe have been found to have traces of the weed killer glyphosate in their urine, show the results of tests commissioned by Friends of the Earth Europe and released today.
Raw milk bills pass House, Senate
The Weekly Packet - 6/13/2013.
By Anne Berleant - Dan Brown may soon be able to sell raw milk without a license, despite an injunction issued in April by Hancock County Superior Court Judge Ann Murray to stop.
Five steps backward with the chemical lobby bill
Environmental Working Group - 6/13/2013.
By David Andrews - The industry-backed Chemical Safety Improvement Act of 2013 could be worse for the public than the law now on the books - the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976.
Small-scale raw milk deregulation law passes House, Senate
Bangor Daily News - 6/13/2013.
By Mario Moretto - Unless it is vetoed by Gov. Paul LePage, the bill will allow unlicensed farmers to sell up to 20 gallons of raw, or unpasteurized, milk per day, or process for sale the same amount of raw milk into cheese, butter, cream or kefir. Currently, it is illegal to sell raw milk without licensing, which requires state inspection and testing.
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