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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 pesticides harm endangered condors

Oct 30, 2013


Photo Credit:  USFWS Pacific Southwest

Photo Credit: USFWS Pacific Southwest

A new study conducted by researchers from the Ventana Wildlife Society, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Santa Barbara Zoo, the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens, and the Bodega Bay Institute found that persistent residues of the pesticide DDT continue to be harmful to birds. The study followed 84 captive-reared California condors released into central California, and compared their reproductive success with nesting condors in interior southern California. They found that egg shells of the central California condors had an average thickness 34 percent lower than the average thickness of southern California condors, and less than half the hatching success rate. The increased reproductive failures of the condors released in central California are thought to have been brought about by exposure to DDT from wastes discharged by a DDT factory along the California coast. Researchers are optimistic that, with enough time, condor populations should recover as DDT contamination continues to decline.

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