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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
Make memories with cranberry chutney
Bangor Daily News - 11/21/2009.
By Sandy Oliver – I like plain homemade cranberry sauce just fine – cranberries and sugar, that’s all. I also like cranberry chutney, and someday when we don’t have our dear friend to spend the holiday with anymore, I might just put cranberry chutney on the table, too. When I do I will use this recipe from two other beloved friends because I can make it ahead, and even can it.
8 steps Obama could take to save food
Alternet - 11/20/2009.
By Robyn O'Brien – The landscape of health has changed. No longer are our families guaranteed a healthy livelihood, not in the face of the current rates of cancer, diabetes, obesity, Alzheimers and allergies. In the words of Elizabeth Warren, Harvard University law professor who is head of the Congressional Oversight Panel, "We need a new model," and we need a new food system. It's our health on the line. Here’s eight steps Obama could take to save food.
6 ways agriculture impacts global warming
Treehugger - 11/19/2009.
By Collin Dunn – Sure, agriculture provides us with the food we all eat every day. But do you know how those agricultural practices impact global warming? Turns out there's some pretty big impacts, on both the sustainable and industrial sides of the equation; employing sustainable practices, like organic agriculture, has huge potential to help in the fight against global warming, and maintaining the status quo with widespread industrial agricultural practices will continue to be terribly detrimental for the climate.
MaineGeneral partnering with MOFGA on food purchases
Kennebec Journal - 11/19/2009.
Staff Report – More locally grown produce will be served to MaineGeneral patients, visitors and employees under a partnership with the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association. The association received a two-year $68,450 federal grant to work with MaineGeneral and increase the foods the hospital buys from growers in Kennebec and Somerset counties.
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