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 …

GMO Critics Vindicated: Biotech Corporations Were Pushing Fraud All Along | Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization

… are inferior, and that GMOs address the problems of drought and pestilence that lead to reduced yields, and in some cases food shortages. But the science behind these claims is lacking, and many scientists and researchers at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) who were tasked with reviewing GMO safety and effectiveness prior to their commercial approval vocalized this. As explained in Druker’s book, the concerns of these FDA scientists were largely ignored, and GMOs were rammed …

An apple a day: Recent industry news | Food Dive

… tree fruit industry. Through this acquisition, we can deliver more accessible and affordable choices of high-quality foods for an ever-growing population.” ‘Listeria hysteria’ The apple industry has also had to deal with what The Packer calls “listeria hysteria” following a recall of Bidart Bros.’ granny smith and gala apples due to a listeria contamination. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 35 cases, 34 of which were hospitalizations, in 12 states …

‘Man-made’ climate change a major woman’s problem – Business Insider

By Marianne Barriaux, AFP – Posted 7th March 2015 Geneva (AFP) – Men and women may not always be on the same footing but you would think both sexes would be equal in the face of gigantic floods, typhoons or droughts. Think again. Countless studies show that natural disasters on average kill more women than men — 90 percent female fatalities in some cases, prevent girls from going to school, increase the threat of sexual assault. And the list goes on. This issue has leapt to the …

Dark Horse May Outdo Lithium-Ion Battery Storage

… except for comparatively narrow and strictly defined cases. A developer of vanadium-flow battery storage systems, Imergy Power Systems, is taking its case to the market. Flow batteries for utilities and large-scale end users On Feb. 17, Fremont, California-based Imergy announced the introduction of its largest line of vanadium-flow batteries to date: the ESP 250 series. Capable of operating 20 years or more without the need to replace electrolytes and with only a couple of moving parts, …