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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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City dwellers may be at risk for high pesticide exposure

Nov 25, 2013
Photo Credit:  William Warby

Photo Credit: William Warby

Several studies have shown that living close to conventional farms can increase your risk of pesticide exposure, but a new study published in Environmental Health Perspectives suggests that people living in cities may also be exposed to high levels of pesticides. The study focused of New York City residents, and looked at how urinary concentrations of pesticides in residents ages 20 and older compared to national averages. They found that the urinary levels of organophosphates were two to six times higher than the national average, and their levels of pyrethroids (commonly used in insecticides) were 1.7 to 2.4 times higher than the national average. Unfortunately, this study suggests that humans can be exposed to high levels of pesticides even when they are not living close to agricultural fields. Remember to choose organic when you can to avoid those pesticide residues.

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