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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
Et cetera: Common Ground Country Fair
Portland Press Herald - 9/23/2010.
By Avery Yale Kamila – This weekend, close to 60,000 farmers, homesteaders, progressives, hipsters and hippies will converge on the small town of Unity for the 34th annual Common Ground Country Fair. Billed as a three-day celebration of rural living, the fair lacks the honky-tonk of carnival rides and midway games and instead emphasizes organic farming, environmental sustainability, traditional skills and Maine folkways, with a hefty dose of music, exhibits, speakers, demonstrations and vendors.
Using plants, not pills, to stay healthy
Portland Press Herald - 9/23/2010.
By Emma Bouthillette – Elizabeth Peoples owns Mainely Herbs at Dream Tide Farm in Scarborough. “The main focus is on plants that heal,” she said. "We are an organic certified medicinal herb farm. We do sell culinary as well, but the main focus is on plants that heal. Both grown and wild crafted."
‘Any Day Now!’ dawns for Rosemont Market’s move
Portland Press Herald - 9/23/2010.
By Meredith Goad – The handmade signs in the windows at the new Rosemont Market and Bakery have been promising "Any Day Now!" That day finally came Wednesday, when the market's employees began moving the store from 559 Brighton Ave. across the street to a much larger space at 580 Brighton, the former Rosemont Pharmacy building.
DeCoster ‘horrified’ that eggs were tainted
Bangor Daily News - 9/23/2010.
By Mary Clare Jalonick – The owner of one of two Iowa egg farms linked to as many as 1,600 salmonella illnesses declined to testify at a congressional hearing Wednesday, citing his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.
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