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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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Organochlorine pesticides affect fetal motor activity

Oct 24, 2013
Photo Credit:  Peter Blanchard

Photo Credit: Peter Blanchard

A study published in the Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology found that mothers with higher exposure to organochlorine (OC) pesticides such as DDT affected fetal motor activity. Fetal motor activity is an indicator of how the fetus is maturing and is a way to evaluate how exposures to persistent contaminants may be affecting the developing nervous system.  The study showed detectable levels of OCs in all of the women participating in the study, and higher OC levels were associated with higher socioeconomic status.  This study shows evidence for the need to protect the developing brain from effects of environmental contaminants even before birth.

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