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VIP Dinner

The Organic Center is holding its 12th Annual VIP Dinner on Thursday, March 5th, 2015 in Anaheim, CA. With over 500 attendees expected, you won’t want to miss the largest organic business networking event at Expo West. At this celebratory fundraising dinner, you’ll hear thought-provoking keynote speakers discuss the intersection of food, farming, science and politics. A celebrity-chef-designed menu will feature delicious appetizers, delectable main courses, and mouthwatering desserts made with the finest organic ingredients. The evening will start with a cocktail reception and end with a rhythm & blues soul band — so you can count on plenty of time to connect with friends, colleagues, and the industry’s leading innovators.

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Honeybee population decline effects on crops

Aug 16, 2013
Photo Credit:  Jennifer C.

Photo Credit: Jennifer C.

The mass deaths of bees associated with colony collapse disorder (CCD) may prove disastrous for farmers. This pollinator population decline has been accelerating in recent years, leaving many farmers who raise crops dependent on bees—such as apples, oranges, almonds, cherries, blueberries, avocados, cucumbers, and pumpkins–struggling. The honeybee disappearance appears to be primarily due to pesticides. These pesticides can kill bees outright, make them disoriented and unable to locate food sources, and make them more susceptible to other threats such as Varroa mites and diseases. Neonicotinoids, a new class of pesticides, are especially threatening to bees, and have been found to create colony collapse symptoms when bees were fed neonicotinoid-treated corn syrup. Researchers are working to resolve CCD, but without a reduction in the use of pesticides, there may not be enough honeybees to meet the pollination demands for crops in the future. 

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