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Organic hotspots benefit local economies

New research published in the journal Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems has found that organic hot spots – counties with high levels of organic agricultural activity whose neighboring counties also have high organic activity–positively impact local economies. Using spatial statistics, researchers identified counties that were organic agriculture hotspots vs conventional agriculture hotspots – counties with… Read More ›

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

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

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

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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Neonicotinoids found in 75% of honey sampled in global study

Neonicotinoids are the most widely used class of insecticides in the world. They are systemic pesticides, which means that rather than simply residing on the surface of the plant, they are taken up and distributed internally throughout the stem, leaves, flowers, nectar and pollen. A recent study published in Science sought to better understand the… Read More ›

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