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French farmers are better off by growing organic

  A recent study published in the journal Organic Agriculture shows that some French dairy farmers are transitioning to organic production to improve their livelihoods. The dairy industry has faced squeezes on the global market, offering many conventional farmers prices that are too low for them to recover their production costs. In this study, interviews of… Read More ›

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The Organic Center names Dr. Amber Sciligo to manage its science programs

The Organic Center is pleased to announce that Dr. Amber Sciligo has joined its staff as Manager of Science Programs. As such, she will work closely with researchers, industry, farmers, and policymakers to identify organic research needs, facilitate project implementation and communicate scientific results across the organic sector. She also will lead The Center’s reports… Read More ›

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Organic and Climate Change: Look at the Big Picture

Misunderstandings about organic agriculture abound, and can be clearly seen in a recent misleading article published in US News entitled “Organic Food Is Worse for the Climate Than Non-Organic Food”, referencing a press release about a recent study published in the journal Nature. The US News piece suggests that organic is a bigger contributor to… Read More ›

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Using manure improves soil health compared to synthetic fertilizer

Using organic fertilizers like manure instead of synthetic, conventional fertilizer can have a beneficial impact on multiple measures of soil health, according to a new study published in the Soil Science Society of America Journal.  A research team from the University of Wisconsin-Madison studied two fields in South Dakota over 12 years, comparing the application… Read More ›

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2019: Be a part of the solution, and make your new year an organic one!

Ten New Year’s Resolutions from The Organic Center Organic farming and an organic diet can safeguard and improve the health of the environment and the health of your family, with groundbreaking studies in 2018 yielding greater proof of those benefits than ever. As is its annual tradition, The Organic Center has put together its list… Read More ›

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