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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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Synthetic fertilizer use contributes to manatee, dolphin, and pelican deaths

Aug 17, 2013
Photo Credit: Jim Reid, USFWS

Photo Credit: Jim Reid, USFWS

Synthetic fertilizer running off into the Indian River estuary may have contributed to disrupting the balance of its rich marine ecosystem. Recent nitrogen spikes in the water have caused large algal blooms, which blanket the estuary and kill the underwater sea grass fields that are the main food source and habitat for the estuary fauna. Sea grass is a large part of the manatee diet, and its disappearance has coincided with Banana River manatee deaths, potentially caused by algae consumption. In the past year, 280 manatees have died, accompanied by pelicans and bottlenose dolphins. While the specific causes of these deaths remain elusive, many scientists hypothesize that the algal blooms are responsible. The estuary is badly overloaded with nitrogen, an essential plant nutrient found in fertilizers, containing 45 percent more nitrogen than is acceptable. Researchers fear this may signal the collapse of the delicate estuary ecosystem. 

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