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2018 Organic Confluences Conference: Evaluating and Advancing Knowledge Transfer in Organic

Aug 26, 2019

Read the Outcomes of the 2018 Organic Confluences Conference here! The Organic Confluences Conference: Evaluating and Advancing Knowledge Transfer in Organic Production (May 21- 22, 2018, Washington, D.C.) brought together extension professionals representatives of relevant non-profit organizations, scientific experts, organic and conventional producers policymakers, industry participants and other stakeholders to help assess the current state… Read More ›

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Organic Research Consortium:

Aug 21, 2019

September 10, 2019 Hilton, Baltimore, MD Strategic partnerships to build a scaffolding for prioritizing research projects to address the top needs of the organic community  For more a map of where the event will take place inside the Hilton, click here. 9:00-9:15am                  Welcome, Opening Remarks and Introductions 9:15-10:15am                 Organic Research Opportunities Researchers will set… Read More ›

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More on the Methods

Jun 27, 2019

There has been some confusion about the methods of the Emory Study showing that organic tests clean for antibiotics and pesticides, and has 20 times lower levels of growth hormones than conventional milk. There have also been some erroneous criticisms of the methodology, which are rooted in a lack of knowledge about testing for toxicants. … Read More ›

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The Environmental Footprints of Organic Cotton: From Field Through the Supply Chain

Apr 04, 2019

Cotton is one of the most widely grown crops in the world, and conventional cotton is one of the most chemically intensive crops with serious consequences for both the environment and farm workers. Furthermore, post-harvest treatment of cotton and fabric production practices can further contribute to environmental degradation. Organic cotton and textile production likely provides… Read More ›

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Connecting Soil Management with Carbon Sequestration

Feb 27, 2019

Healthy soils can also play a key role in combating climate change because they maintain carbon stores for long periods of time. With proper management agriculture can actually increase the soil carbon pool, drawing carbon out of the atmosphere and storing it in the soil thus contributing directly to climate change mitigation. Understanding practices that… Read More ›

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Scientist Dr. Asa Bradman to be honored by The Organic Center

Feb 25, 2019

Environmental health researcher to receive Award of Excellence at Benefit Dinner The Organic Center will recognize environmental health scientist Dr. Asa Bradman with its Award of Excellence at the organization’s annual benefit dinner March 6 in Anaheim, California. Dr. Bradman, who co-founded the Center for Environmental Research and Children’s Health (CERCH) at the University of… Read More ›

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Organic and Climate Change: Look at the Big Picture

Dec 17, 2018

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

Dec 15, 2018

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!

Dec 10, 2018

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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New Years Resolution Ten: Think Outside of the Box

Dec 10, 2018

One of the coolest things about organic is that it forces us to think outside of the conventional agriculture toolbox. Instead of using toxic, synthetic pesticides and man-made fertilizer, organic farmers have to use innovative solutions to challenges they face in the field. The great thing about organic is that, by preserving a healthy ecosystem,… Read More ›

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