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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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Pre-natal exposure to some endocrine-disrupting chemicals linked with autistic behavior

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Healthy eating of pregnantA new study published in Environmental Health Perspectives shows that hormone-disrupting chemicals are linked to autistic behaviors. The inter-university collaborative research project specifically looked at gestational exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals such as some chemicals found in flame retardants and pesticides. Researchers hypothesized that hormones may play a part in autism development, because of the gender disparity between occurrence (boys are four times more likely than girls to be diagnosed with autism) and the fact that many hormones are known to control brain development. In this study, they tested levels of endocrine-disrupting chemicals in 175 pregnant women, finding that study subjects had an average of 44 of these chemicals in their systems. The children of these women who had higher levels of some endocrine-disrupting chemicals exhibited more autistic behaviors than children of women with lower chemical levels. While this study does not definitively link chemicals as an autism risk, it suggests that more research is needed to investigate the hypothesis further.

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