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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.
June 26, 2008 - The Competition Bureau has released business guidelines to ensure that green marketing is not misleading, while providing consumers with greater assurance about the accuracy of environmental claims.
June 25, 2008 - From blueberries to houseplants ‘grow it yourself’ - of GIY - is the new mantra for gardeners as folks turn “back to the future” to simplify their lives while gardening for the greener good, according to the Garden Media Group.
June 25, 2008, West Chicago, Il. – Ball Horticultural Company announces that it will provide photos and information on gardening and plant topics to dataKart, a subscription-based software provider for independent garden centers (IGCs).
June 23, 2008 - The first annual Style at Home Show will be held in Toronto this October and it will showcase all the hottest new decor and gardening trends.

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