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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
U.S. Considers overhaul of food safety system
National Public Radio - 2/27/2009.
By Brian Naylor – Salmonella traced to a peanut plant has killed nine people and sickened hundreds, putting the system that safeguards the nation's food supply in the spotlight again. The jumble of agencies and regulations has long been criticized. But now the idea of streamlining it has support in the president's Cabinet.
Nation’s food system nearly broke
Common Dreams - 2/27/2009.
by John Kinsman – As our government enacts a stimulus package and President Barack Obama announces bold initiatives to stem home mortgage foreclosures, disaster threatens family farmers and their communities.
What we must do
Rachel’s Environmental News - 2/26/2009.
(Via Precaution.org) By Peter Montague – Here are 17 suggestions, all aimed at avoiding the worst as our human population climbs from 6.7 billion to 9 or 10 billion or more by 2050. They are not ranked in order of importance because I think we have to try to do all of them.
Maine to feel the heat – and it’s no joke
Kennebec Journal - 2/26/2009.
By John Richardson – Maine's forests, rivers and coastal waters – and the communities and industries that rely on them – all face major changes in the coming decades because of a warming climate, according to a University of Maine report released Wednesday.
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