Organic food and malformations in the urinary tract (hypospadias) in newborn boys

… take into account various background factors among the mothers, such as age, diet in general, level of education, income, and if the fetus had developed normally. However, the results are observational and must be interpreted with caution, as there might be other differences related to organic food consumption which may have influenced the results, and because of the low number of hypospadias cases in the study. This is the first time an association between consumption of organic food and …

New business offers locally grown, organic and pre-prepared food for the soul – Northfield MN: Local

By Kevin Krein | July 3, 2015 From an early age, Northfield resident Rael Rodning always had an interest in working with food. “I wanted to be a chef before it was ‘cool’ to want to be a chef,” she said. However, at the urging of her father, she played it safe career-wise, receiving a business degree, eventually going on to work in finance and corporate IT consultation. But the desire to work with food never left Rodning. “I need to do this now, or I will take this …

Big Food Brands Lose Consumer Trust | CMO Strategy – Advertising Age

… “re-establish our identity in the natural foods movement.” The RFP, which was recently obtained by Ad age, is a small but telling example of how the food industry has been shaken from its core, forced to reinvent itself in the face of shifting consumer demands. Families once reliably heaped their plates with products such as Stove Top stuffing from Kraft Foods, Hamburger Helper from General Mills and Kellogg cereals, along with similar products from other processed food titans. But …

Which fruits, vegetables are most likely to be exposed to pesticides? – WTOP

… Department of Agriculture’s Pesticide Data Program to determine the risk of pesticide exposure from eating fruits and vegetables from 14 different countries. The researchers found that peaches and green beans are some of the most high-risk produce when it comes to pesticides exposure. “It’s not realistic to expect we wouldn’t have any pesticides in our bodies in this day and age, but that would be the ideal,” says Michael Crupain, director of Consumer Reports’ Food Safety and …

Defining organic – Parksville Qualicum News

By Candace Wu, Parksville Qualicum Beach News, Posted 17 March 2015 In an age of artisan crackers and gluten-free everything — what does it even mean to be organic? That’s what the B.C. government is trying to figure out. The Ministry of Agriculture is looking to regulate the term “organic” through a certification program that would see standards put in place for farmers who want to call their practices and products organic. Currently, companies with organic products may …

CNN Explores the World’s Most Endangered Places – MensJournal.com

… like overcrowding in India. We caught up with Weir days before the premier to talk about his new adventure lifestyle and storytelling at the crossroads. What’s The Wonder List about? In its stripped-down, one-word essence it’s a show about change. It all started when I looked at my now 11-year-old daughter and realized that she is going to turn my age in 2050, and I just wondered. Will she still live on a planet with wild tigers? With a Jordan River and a Dead Sea? How much of the glaciers …