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Benefit for The Organic Center offers attendees chance for exciting prizes

Up for grabs: airfare to Australia, organic mattress, and lots of wine! This year’s annual benefit dinner for The Organic Center has it all – a sumptuous organic feast, a dynamic keynote speaker, riveting research results on the benefits of organic – and to top it all off, a guest giveaway with fabulous prizes. Interested… Read More ›

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New study busts myths around organic integrated crop-livestock rotations

Researchers find that organic integrated crop-livestock rotations are as safe as or safer than conventional practices A groundbreaking study out of Iowa State University tackled the myth that animal and crop production must be kept separate to prevent food pathogens, with findings that showed organic integrated crop-livestock operations were as safe as (or even safer)… Read More ›

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Food safety risk from wild birds may be overestimated based on lack of science

Tension between biodiversity conservation and risk management of foodborne pathogens in agriculture has increased since a major E. coli outbreak in spinach in 2006. Perceptions that link wildlife to food safety risks have formed in the absence of scientific evidence to support these fears and, in fact, there is a growing body of science that… Read More ›

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Organic boosts biodiversity and profitability despite smaller yields. Benefits are affected by farmscape context

There is a growing body of science that shows organic farming supports more biodiversity and can bring in more income than conventional farming, highlighting the environmental and economic benefits of using organic practices. What is less understood is how these benefits are affected by the farming landscape around organic operations. A recent meta-analysis published in… Read More ›

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Tyrone Hayes, groundbreaking biologist and activist, to keynote The Organic Center’s annual benefit

Trailblazing biologist and activist Tyrone Hayes will be the keynote speaker at The Organic Center’s 17th Annual Benefit Dinner in Anaheim on March 4. Dr. Hayes, a professor of Integrative Biology at University of California, Berkeley, is known for his groundbreaking work on the impacts of the herbicide atrazine on amphibians, and his advocacy for transparency about… Read More ›

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