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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
Meet Your Farmers & Fishermen events
Portland Press Herald - 2/25/2011.
By Avery Yale Kamila – Find out where your food comes from at the Meet Your Farmers and Fishermen events taking place around the state this Sunday. The events offer a chance to connect with local food producers and learn how to buy a share in a local farm or fishing business.
Farmers seek to protect locally grown foods
Bangor Daily News - 2/25/2011.
By Rich Hewitt – Small, local farm operations in recent years have faced increasingly stringent state regulations that, farmers say, threaten their farms and the rights of local residents to buy local food. Now, they are pushing back.
Women in agriculture – by the numbers
Environmental Working Group - 2/24/2011.
By Sheila Karpf – Commodity growers’ lobbies have launched fresh campaigns aimed at polishing their tarnished reputation. How? By showcasing female farmers as the fresh, new faces in their public relations toolbox. The latest campaign by the National Corn Growers Association and the United Soybean Board is titled Common Ground.
How does our food production system drive our exposure to toxic chemicals?
Physicians for Social Responsibility - 2/24/2011.
Our mechanized, pesticide-rich, fertilizer-driven food production system has a significant impact on our exposure to toxic chemicals. This month, our expert contributors address the ways in which our food production system drives our exposure to toxic chemicals.
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