You’re Invited!ScienceSoul_image - rectangle

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.

Organic TV

Green living expert, author, and TV personality, Sara Snow, explains the USDA organic seal and why "natural" is not organic.

The Organic Network

Facebook Twitter YouTube feed-icon

Stay in the Loop

Subscribe Here

  • Did You Know?
    Three new studies confirm that exposures to common insecticides during pregnancy can cut a child’s IQ 4% to 7%  by age 9.
    sources listed here

Agent Orange persists in the human body for over 40 years

Apr 15, 2014
Source: U.S. National Agricultural Library

Source: U.S. National Agricultural Library

A new study published in Environmental Science and Technology highlights the long-term presence pesticides can have in our body. The research examined Vietnamese men living near areas where Agent Orange was stored and sprayed more than 40 years ago to examine the presence of dioxins caused by exposure to the pesticide, and compared their dioxin levels to men living in unsprayed areas of Northern Vietnam. They found that the level of dioxin toxicity was 2.5 times higher in the men who had lived near Agent Orange storage facilities. Exposure to Agent Orange has been linked to several health problems in veterans, such as lung cancer, prostate cancer, heart disease, diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, and leukemia. Unfortunately, the results of this study show that some toxic pesticides can persist in the human body for over four decades.

Hot Science
Comments are closed.