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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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Pesticide exposure results in lower birth weights

Nov 01, 2013

BabyFootA new study published in Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis shows that women who live near pesticide-treated fields tend to give birth to smaller babies. The study examined 442 pregnant women living near conventional strawberry fields where the pesticide methyl bromide is used as a soil fumigant to determine if exposure to this chemical affected birth weight of babies. “There’s been very little research on residential exposure to methyl bromide. Our study is the first to look at methyl bromide and birth outcomes,” according to Kim Harley, one of the study authors and Associate Director of the Center for Environmental Research and Children’s Health at the University of California, Berkeley. The study found that women who lived within three miles of areas using methyl bromide during the second trimester of their pregnancy gave birth to babies weighing an average of four ounces less than babies born to women living in areas with no methyl bromide use. This study highlights just one of many potential effects pesticides could be having prenatally on babies. 

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