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    Three new studies confirm that exposures to common insecticides during pregnancy can cut a child’s IQ 4% to 7%  by age 9.
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Organophosphate exposure and short-term neurobehavioral changes in children

Although there is a large body of literature documenting the effects of exposure to organophosphates (OP) in children including decreased attention span, hyperactivity, and decreases in IQ, the majority investigate how prenatal or early childhood exposure affect children years later. Fewer studies have examined the short-term effects of OP exposures in children.  A new study […]

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Organic Center Co-Authors Study on the Future of Organic

The Organic Center Director of Science Programs, Dr. Jessica Shade, is a co-author on a study recently published in the peer-reviewed journal Organic Agriculture entitled “Organic Agriculture 3.0 is innovation with research.”  The paper is a collaboration among researchers from around the world, and examines organic agriculture in a historical context, while providing insights on […]

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Cool Science for a Cool Planet

Northeastern University and The Organic Center have released a breakthrough study showing that organic cuts agriculture’s contribution to climate change! Learn more about how this research proves organic agriculture keeps more carbon in soil and out of atmosphere by watching the video below, or check out our project page here. Thanks to the National Soil […]

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Organic Starts with a Seed

You may think you know organic… but did you realize that the integrity of organic products is ensured throughout the supply chain?  That means no GMO’s, no antibiotics or growth hormones, no artificial colors, preservatives, or flavors, no synthetic fertilizers or toxic pesticides, no irradiation, and no sewage sludge. Check out this video to learn […]

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Organic pig production reduces antibiotic-resistant bacteria

A recent study published in the scientific journal Frontiers in Microbiology has found that pigs raised on organic farms have significantly fewer strains of antibiotic-resistant Campylobacter bacteria than pigs raised on conventional farms. Campylobacter is a bacteria known to jump from livestock, particularly from poultry and pigs, to infect humans. Researchers took fecal or colon […]

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