THE SANA OBSERVATORY 2018 – Italy

During the 30th SANA international exhibition of organic and natural products, the results of the survey of Italian food agriculture, promoted by BolognaFiere with the support of FederBio and Assobio and curated by Nomisma were presented. The survey was based on a sample group of 200 retail points for the section dedicated to the retail 

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Ενθάρρυνση χρήσης περισσότερων βιολογικών τροφίμων στις δημόσιες και ημικρατικές υπηρεσίες

Με πρόσφατη επιστολή του, το Τμήμα Περιβάλλοντος του Υπουργείου Γεωργίας, Αγροτικής Ανάπτυξης και Περιβάλλοντος αναφέρεται στο θέμα της εφαρμογής του Σχεδίου Δράσης για τις Πράσινες Δημόσιες Συμβάσεις (ΠΔΣ) και πιο συγκεκριμένα στην αγορά βιολογικών τροφίμων από το Υπουργείο Άμυνας, το Υπουργείο Υγείας και το Υπουργείο Παιδείας και Πολιτισμού. Σημειώνεται ότι η εφαρμογή του Σχεδίου Δράσης 

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(English) Evaluation of the School Fruit Scheme in Cyprus – Recommendation for provision of more organic products

Συγγνώμη,αυτή η εγγραφή είναι διαθέσιμη μόνο στα Αγγλικά Αμερικής. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language. A report for the evaluation of the scheme promoting the consumption of fruits and vegetables in schools for the school years 

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Agricultural pesticide use and adverse birth outcomes

A new study published in the Nature Communications journal investigated the association of residential agricultural pesticide exposure during gestation, by trimester, and by toxicity with birth weight, gestational length, or birth abnormalities using individual birth and demographic characteristics for over 500 000 births during 1997–2011, in the agriculturally dominated area of San Joaquin Valley in 

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Prenatal exposure to organophosphate insecticides is associated with deficits in infant motor function

Organophosphate insecticides (OPs) are used for pest management not only in agriculture but also in residential settings and the general population is exposed to OPs mainly through the diet. A number of studies have shown association of OPs with developmental neurotoxicity since prenatal exposures to OPs have been found to be associated with deficits in 

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EU school fruit, vegetables and milk scheme

Since August 1 2017, the EU school fruit, vegetables and milk scheme is in place, so that it can be implemented in the 2017-18 school year, across the 28 Member States, including Cyprus. The new scheme is a combination of the previous schemes – the School Fruit and Vegetables Scheme and the School Milk Scheme 

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Έκθεση σε πυρεθροειδή και διαταραχές συμπεριφοράς στα παιδιά

Τις συσχετίσεις μεταξύ της προγεννητικής και της παιδικής έκθεσης σε πυρεθροειδή εντομοκτόνα και τη συμπεριφορά των παιδιών αξιολόγησαν στην κοορτή μητέρας-παιδιού PELAGIE  οι Viel et al., 2017. Πέντε μεταβολίτες πυρεθροειδών (3-ΡΒΑ, 4-F-3-PBA, cis-DCCA και trans-DCCA και cis-DBCA) μετρήθηκαν σε δείγματα ούρων από μητέρες και παιδιά και η συμπεριφορά των παιδιών αξιολογήθηκε με τη χρήση του 

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Recent research on organic shows health and environmental benefits

Based on the Organic Report (the official magazine of the Organic Trade Association), research studies published in 2016 highlighted the environmental and health benefits of organic. The benefits are summarized below: Health Benefits (1) Pesticides: Two studies out of China and Korea showed that up to a quarter of all leafy greens exceed the maximum allowable residue limit for pesticides, 

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New Year’s science-based resolutions from ORGANIKO LIFE+

1 – Minimize your children’s exposure to pesticides It was recently shown that maternal residential proximity to agricultural pesticide use is associated with poorer neurodevelopment such as decreased verbal comprehension and IQ scores, in 7-year-old children. More info: http://bit.ly/2hSaLEP   2 – Increase your omega-3 fatty acids intake with organic milk and meat A range 

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(English) Newspaper article – ORGANIKO children’s health study

Συγγνώμη,αυτή η εγγραφή είναι διαθέσιμη μόνο στα Αγγλικά Αμερικής. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language. Politis article on children’s health study