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 …

MSU organic farming study finds diverse benefits using sheep : Ag Weekly

By Jenny Lavey, MSU News Service | May 2, 2015 BOZEMAN, Mont. – Using domestic sheep rather than traditional farming equipment to manage fallow and terminate cover crops may enable farmers who grow organic crops to save money, reduce tillage, manage weeds and pests, and reduce the risk of soil erosion, according to Montana State University and North Dakota State University faculty members. The preliminary results are from the first two years in a long-term U.S. Department of Agriculture …

Insect-inspired eye may allow drones to navigate their environment more naturally

… may well be used in future drone aircraft to complement their accelerometer-based flight orientation and perhaps provide a more naturalistic method to further improve autonomous navigation. The results of this research were recently published in the journal Bioinspiration & Biomimetics. The short video below shows the BeeRotor in action [you will need to click on the link below to view the video] Source: Aix-Marseilles University’s Institut des Sciences du Mouvement Etienne-Jules Marey …