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Summit explores how to keep organic farmers in the know

Jun 01, 2018

Organic Center’s Confluences Summit focuses on ways to transfer research knowledge to farmers Washington, D.C. (June 1, 2018) – Today’s organic farmer, like all farmers, is a consummate problem solver and master of many skills, from agronomy and animal husbandry to mechanics and marketing. Like all farmers, organic farmers must have reliable and up-to-date informational… Read More ›

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Benefit for The Organic Center inspires, entertains and raises record funds

Mar 14, 2018

More than $450,000 raised in annual celebration   Organic science, organic inspiration, organic food, organic fun. These all came together for more than 500 organic visionaries, activists and businesses on March 8 at The Organic Center’s 15th Annual Benefit Dinner in Anaheim, resulting in just over $450,000 raised – a new record — to further the… Read More ›

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New research shows organic farming can help curb nitrogen pollution

Mar 07, 2018

Important new research from the University of Virginia in collaboration with The Organic Center shows that organic farming can help reduce nitrogen pollution on a global scale. On the heels of The Organic Center’s groundbreaking study last year showing how organic soils help to diminish climate change, this latest study offers even more solid proof… Read More ›

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Engagement, relevance and investment: The must haves for organic research

Feb 21, 2018

Engagement, relevance and investment: The must-haves for organic research Organic Center white paper lays out recommendations to make research count WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 21) – Science-based research solves problems, discovers solutions, develops new products, and is one of the keystones for advancement. And so it is with organic. A growing array of diversified and innovative… Read More ›

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The Organic Center and The Organic Trade Association applaud bipartisan Senate bill to invest in organic agriculture research

Feb 12, 2018

The Organic Center and The Organic Trade Association  on Thursday applauded Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Susan Collins (R-ME) for introducing The Organic Agriculture Research Act of 2018, which increases federal investment for organic agriculture research in the next farm bill to meet the needs of the growing organic sector. Sales of organic products in… Read More ›

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Rebuttal to “The Organic Food Hoax”

Jan 23, 2018

The discredited Henry Miller is at it again with his unsubstantiated and groundless attacks on organic. Mr. Miller’s latest misinformation is in a recent op-ed. Here are the facts behind Mr. Miller’s unfounded – and frankly tiresome allegations. Miller again disparages organic producers for the “more than 20 chemicals” used to grow and process organic… Read More ›

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Response to “Avoiding GMOs isn’t just anti-science. It’s immoral”

Jan 04, 2018

In “Avoiding GMOs isn’t just anti-science. It’s immoral”, an op-ed published in the Washington Post, Mitch Daniels would have you believe that scientific research finds only benefits and no downsides to genetically engineered (GE) crops. The reality is not so. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine recently reviewed over 900 scientific research and… Read More ›

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2018: Make a difference by making it organic

Dec 13, 2017

Ten New Year’s Resolutions from The Organic Center Groundbreaking studies in 2017 continued to prove the ability of organic agriculture to combat climate change, to feed the world sustainably, to protect the health of our children and ourselves, and much more. As is its annual tradition, The Organic Center has put together its list of… Read More ›

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Response to “Organic food won’t help you get pregnant”

Dec 06, 2017

Response to the National Review op-ed “Organic food won’t help you get pregnant” by Julie Kelly published on December 6. Did Julie Kelly actually read the peer reviewed scientific article she is bashing?  It appears not. The study by Harvard University Researchers and published in the scientific journal JAMA Internal Medicine did NOT gauge how… Read More ›

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Organic: Leading the way to a Green Planet

Dec 05, 2017

Response to the New York Times opinion article “Soil Power! The Dirty Way to a Green Planet” Dear Editor, Opinion article “Soil Power! The Dirty Way to a Green Planet” (Sunday, Dec. 3) does a commendable job highlighting agriculture’s potential to restore soil health and help mitigate climate change by building soil carbon. Unfortunately, one… Read More ›

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