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California Study Links Autism in Children to Mothers’ Exposure to Pesticides

By Nicole Akoukou Thompson, Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by impaired verbal and non-verbal communication, weakened social interactions, and limited and repetitive behavior — and it’s greatly affecting the Latino community. According to a recent study from the University of California, pregnant women who live in close proximity to fields and farms that were treated with certain pesticides are …Read More

Comparison study of planting methods shows drilling favorable for organic farming

via American Society for Horticultural Science, Drill, broadcast methods compared for establishing cover crops on beds SALINAS, CA – In the fertile growing regions of the central coast of California, scientists are looking for ways to increase organic production of strawberry and other crops. Because cover crops can provide weed and erosion control, determining the …Read More