Research study – Organic diet and children’s health

The study is one of the ORGANIKO LIFE+ project activities and aims to evaluate the potential benefits of systematic organic diet for children. The study’s specific objectives are to: i) determine whether the adoption of organic diet from children significantly reduces the body’s burden of chemicals (pesticides) and ii) to evaluate the efficacy of systematic 

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Workshop – Organic Agriculture: Prospects for development, climate change and public health

The theme of the third workshop organized in Cyprus by the Agricultural Research Institute, the Department of Environment and the Cyprus University of Technology on October 20, was “Organic Agriculture: Prospects for development, climate change and public health”. According to data presented at the workshop, there is limited penetration of organic products in the domestic 

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Can bees be used as a pesticide toxicity evaluation model for humans?

The associate professor Dr. Alex Lu from the Department of Environmental Health of Harvard University visited the Cyprus International Institute for Environmental and Public Health of the CUT under research collaboration. The professor presented his scientific findings which showed, for the first time worldwide, pesticides, especially neonicotinoids, to be associated with the global phenomenon of 

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Researchers’ Night 2016: Discussion with students about organic food

Our participation at the Researchers’ Night 2016 event that took place on 30 September at the Filoxenia Conference Centre in Nicosia, included a discussion with children from high schools during the morning session about the ORGANIKO project, the organic food and health benefits. Students from all over Cyprus learnt about the importance of organic farming in climate change mitigation and 

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2nd Study visit in Bologna, Italy

The 2nd study visit in Italy took place in Bologna on 5-6 September 2016. Our first stop was the Azienda Agricola Masera farm with Mr. Guglielmo Costa, professor at the Department of Agricultural Science in the University of Bologna and Mr. Ugo Palara, the Agrintesa agricultural co-operative technical director. In the farm, among others, organic 

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Attendance at the 28th Annual Conference of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology

On 1-4 September 2016, the 28th Annual Conference of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology was held in Rome and we were present. The theme of the conference was “Old and New Risks: Challenges for Environmental Epidemiology” with pesticides being recognized as one of the hazards that cause serious health consequences. Over 1500 researchers from 

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2nd Italian awareness-raising programme

On August 7th, the 2nd Italian awareness raising programme was conducted, within the framework of Festambiente 2016 in Grosseto.  The event had two main objectives; On one hand, to hopefully offer new insights on the organic farming (OF) discussion in Italy, and that’s why the main Italian beekeepers’ organization, one representative of the banking world and one ESCo 

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