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    Three new studies confirm that exposures to common insecticides during pregnancy can cut a child’s IQ 4% to 7%  by age 9.
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First-ever Organic Confluences Summit a Resounding Success

Jun 08, 2016

Scientific experts, farmers, policymakers, and organic stakeholders gathered in Washington to discuss how research on organic’s positive contributions to the environment can be incorporated into government programs to improve the sustainability of U.S. agriculture. The day opened with scientific talks covering Soil Health, Water Quality, Biodiversity, Pollinator Health, Climate Change, and the Frequency of Specific… Read More ›

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High levels of pesticides detected on Chinese persimmons and jujubes

May 18, 2016

A recent study published in Science of the Total Environment found that pesticide contamination in persimmons and jujubes grown in China was high. Fruit samples were tested for organophosphate pesticides, organochlorine pesticides, pyrethroid pesticides and fungicides. Researchers found that over 35% of persimmon samples and over 70% of jujube samples were contaminated with pesticides. Furthermore,… Read More ›

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Pesticide pollution in Jiulong River, China

May 11, 2016

A recently published study in the journal Chemosphere sought to investigate the number of pesticide contaminants and their distribution in the Jiulong River in China. Scientists tested 35 different sites along the river for 102 different pesticides. Samples of water, sediment and clam tissues were analyzed at each site. Researchers detected a total of 82… Read More ›

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Fish consumption from pesticide-contaminated waters pose human health risk

May 04, 2016

Pesticides enter waterways when they are washed off of plants and soils during rainstorms, eventually making their way to fresh water sources including streams, rivers, and lakes. Once bodies of water become contaminated, aquatic life including fish, insects and amphibians are exposed to the toxins. Because wildlife such as fish can accumulate these toxins in… Read More ›

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Organic Research Highlighted in the Organic Report

Apr 29, 2016

The most recent edition of the Organic Report included an article written by the Organic Center highlighting the research breakthroughs of the past year, including soil health, health effects of pesticide exposure, and pollinator health.  The article also points out the gaps in our knowledge about organic systems that still need to be filled, using a case… Read More ›

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Occupational exposure to pesticides linked to prostate cancer

Apr 27, 2016

A meta-analysis published in Occupational & Environmental Medicine reviewed 52 studies published between 1985 and 2014, and analyzed data from 25 of those studies to evaluate linkages between occupational exposure to pesticides and prostate cancer, and provide an updated risk assessment. Researchers found a significant association between high levels of occupational pesticide exposure and prostate… Read More ›

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Organic Pushes Innovation in Agricultural Science

Apr 25, 2016

Because organic production cannot use synthetic chemicals to control agricultural pests, researchers must think outside the box to develop organic, non-toxic, environmentally friendly methods for overcoming these challenges.  One successful example of organic pushing agricultural innovation is research that just came out of New Mexico State University providing an eco-friendly alternative to conventional pesticides.  Professor… Read More ›

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Prenatal exposure to organophosphate pesticides may play a role in obesity and metabolic disorders later on in life

Apr 20, 2016

A recent study published in Environmental Research has found that pre-birth exposure to organophosphate pesticides and persistent organic pollutants may be linked to the development of obesity and metabolic disorders, particularly in girls. Researchers sampled the urine of 268 mothers early in their pregnancies to test for DAP levels – levels of metabolites produced when… Read More ›

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Pesticide contamination in Korean leafy green vegetables

Apr 13, 2016

A new study published in the journal Food Additives and Contaminants has assessed pesticide contamination in leafy greens grown in South Korea. More than 8,000 samples of leafy vegetables were tested for pesticide residues between 2010 and 2014. Researchers found that more than 10% of the samples tested contained pesticide residues, and 118 of those… Read More ›

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Pesticide contamination of surface waters in Canada

Apr 06, 2016

A new study published in the Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology sought to determine the extent to which surface waters in Southern Ontario were contaminated with carbamate pesticides and metalaxyl. Carbamates are a class of pesticides commonly used in agriculture and household products to control pests. Scientists sampled surface waters from ten different sites… Read More ›

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