SHIFTCON WORKSHOP: Hot Science–How Organic Supports a Healthy You
The Organic Center presents a workshop Hot Science–How Organic Supports a Healthy You with some of the scientists closest to the science.
- Moderator–Laura Batcha, CEO and Executive Director of the Organic Trade Association
- Dr. Jessica Shade, Director of Science Programs, The Organic Center;
- Dr. Tracy Misiewicz, Associate Director of Science Programs, The Organic Center;
- Dr. Asa Bradman, Associate Director for Exposure Assessment, Center for Environmental Research and Children’s Health, University of California, Berkeley
WHAT: Hot Science–How Organic Supports a Healthy You
SPONSOR: The Organic Center
WHEN: Saturday, December 3rd
TIME: 9:45am CST
Organic food is an important choice for protecting the health of your family for many reasons. Organic doesn’t use synthetic pesticides, antibiotics, and can even have higher levels of some key nutrients.
Pesticides are unfortunately quite prevalent in our food, and new studies are always coming out showing how frequent pesticide residues are — both on food products and in our bodies. One of the common questions that consumers ask is: does eating organic actually decrease my exposure to pesticides? The answer is simple: Yes. Every year more research demonstrates that eating an organic diet can reduce your exposure to pesticides. In this panel we’ll not only talk about how eating organic decreases pesticide exposure, but what that means for your health, and the health of your children. Dr. Asa Bradman (University of California, Berkeley) will present his latest research showing the impacts of pesticide exposure on children’s neurological development.
Another important aspect of organic is that organic food-producing animals do not use antibiotics. The agricultural use of antibiotics has been in the news a lot this year, because of the rise in antibiotic resistant bacteria. The CDC recently reported that over 2 million illnesses and 23 thousand deaths are caused by antibiotic resistant bacterial every year, and in 2014 the World Health organization declared antibiotic resistant bacteria a global health epidemic. Dr. Tracy Misiewicz of The Organic Center will discuss her recently published report showcasing several studies demonstrating that you can reduce your exposure to antibiotic resistant bacteria through choosing organic.
Finally, hear from Dr. Jessica Shade, Director of Science Programs for The Organic Center, about research on the nutritional benefits of organic crops, dairy, and meat. She will share the most cutting-edge research on the topic, and discuss the reasons why organic is the most nutritious and smartest choice for you and your families.