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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
Genetically engineered animals and the FDA
Los Angeles Times - 1/26/2009.
Are genetically engineered fish and meat coming soon? We examine the Food and Drug Administration's regulations.
EPA releases new report on toxins in sewage sludge
Organic Consumers - 1/26/2009.
What's the downside to clean water? Dirty sludge. A nationwide survey of sewage treatment plants shows that the sludge they produce – the residue from cleaning up wastewater – contains a wide variety of toxic metals, pharmaceuticals, flame retardants, and other compounds, including some antibiotics in surprisingly high concentrations.
Todmorden: The deprived West Yorkshire town showing recovery can be homegrown
Times of London - 1/25/2009.
There are some curious sights around the streets of Todmorden, a town tucked into a narrow cleft in the Pennine hills on the border between Yorkshire and Lancashire. On an abandoned demolition site in the centre of town, raspberry canes and cherry saplings sprout from heaps of spoil; there is chard growing in an old horse trough outside the town hall and a sign on the railway station invites passengers to help themselves to rosemary from herb planters along the platform.
Going back to the land
Maine Sunday Telegram - 1/25/2009.
Interest in locally grown food and agricultural preservation leads to the reversal of a decades-old trend.
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