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July 18, 2008, Marina Del Ray, CA — While most North American teenagers are dreaming about baseball and video games, 16-year-old Zac Sunderland recently set sail to attempt to become the youngest sailor to circumnavigate the globe alone. Over the next 12 to 14 months, Sunderland will travel more than 65,000 kilometres on his own, diverting to port only 12 times to replenish supplies, which will include a popular line of greenhouse vegetables.
July 17, 2008 - Canadian Tire opened the doors of its first two small market stores today with the grand opening of its store in Hearst, ON and the soft opening in Deep River, ON.
July 10, 2008, West Chicago, Il - Ball Horticultural Company and Summit Plastic Company announce an agreement to manufacture and market sustainable packaging options for the horticulture industry.
July 10, 2008 - Vancouver is in the middle of a green wall revolution. A record number of these environmentally friendly sustainable "living walls" - also called vertical gardens - are being built in the city. | READ MORE
July 10, 2008, Toronto - On Tuesday June 24, Queen’s Park was transformed into a sea of "Local Freshness". Pick Ontario, partnered with Foodland Ontario rallied together in handing out cut flowers in support of buying local flowers and potted plants.
July 8, 2008 - Perhaps it's fitting that a food product - the seedless grape was the image picked for a major anti-sunning campaign. Gardeners are among the most at risk for developing skin cancer.
July 8, 2008, Bogota, Colombia — Florverde® has announced a significant milestone for both the organization and the flower industry in Colombia. GLOBALGAP (The Global Partnership for Good Agricultural Practice) has recognized Florverde’s socio-environmental practices with the GLOBALGAP international seal.    
July 2, 2008 - Ontario joined Quebec in banning the sale and cosmetic use of pesticides at the end of June but critics say the move will actually weaken existing anti-pesticide rules across the province.
July 2, 2008, Orlando, FL - Element Imports’ new Eco line of 100 per cent biodegradable decorative pots recently won the new product award for home décor & accessories at the Super Floral Show in Orlando, Florida.
July 2, 2008 - The OFA, the Society of American Florists and the American Nursery & Landscape Association are warning growers that it's never too early to begin thinking about the fall chysanthemum crop. The associations are joining together to design a free 'webinar' on chysanthemum white rust.
July 2, 2008, Kingsville, Ont. — International news agency CNN featured North American greenhouse tomato marketer Mastronardi Produce/SUNSET brand on Monday night during the Lou Dobbs Tonight show. With the focus of the produce industry centered around the Salmonella outbreak, CNN Correspondent Kitty Pilgrim, sitting in for Lou Dobbs, was quick to point out the key successes of Mastronardi’s traceability program.
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CNN has SUNSET spotlight


International news agency CNN featured North American greenhouse tomato marketer Mastronardi Produce/SUNSET brand on Monday night during the Lou Dobbs Tonight show. With the focus of the produce industry centered around the Salmonella outbreak, CNN Correspondent Kitty Pilgrim, sitting in for Lou Dobbs, was quick to point out the key successes of Mastronardi’s traceability program.
June 30, 2008, Orlando, Florida — Element Imports’ new Eco line of 100 per cent biodegradable decorative pots recently won the new product award for home décor & accessories at the Super Floral Show.
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Eco line in Super Floral spotlight


Element Imports’ new Eco line of 100 per cent biodegradable decorative pots recently won the new product award for home décor & accessories at the Super Floral Show.
It is a sign of the times that the 2007 British Tomato Conference was mainly concerned with how growers could minimize the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) given off when growing a glasshouse tomato crop.

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