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The Organic Center addresses United Nations gathering on sustainable agriculture

Jul 10, 2017

NEWS RELEASE Contact: Maggie McNeil (mmcneil@organic-center.org) (202-403-8514; 202-615-7997) Center highlights organic in invite-only international meeting of agricultural experts WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 10, 2017) – The Organic Center has been at the forefront of many milestones for organic, and this past week it marked another. The Center was part of a select group of top-level agricultural […]

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Organic cotton: It’s better for the environment, and here’s why

Jun 06, 2017

In response to the May 28 article “Your organic cotton t-shirt might be worse for the environment than regular cotton”: Quartz’s article fails to consider the big picture when comparing the environmental footprint of organically and conventionally grown cotton. Conventional cotton yield has increased over the past three decades, but these yield gains have come […]

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The Scoop on Soil Health

Apr 03, 2017

When you buy organic, you’re buying into a type of agriculture with many benefits. Here’s the scoop on Soil Health.   Organic: Supporting Soil Health When you choose organic you’re not only supporting the health of your family – you’re also supporting the health of the Earth.  In this video, we explore the benefits of […]

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The Organic Center talks research and improving organic on Farm to Table Talk podcast

Mar 28, 2017

Listen here! It’s no accident that food keeps improving in Safety, Healthfulness, Affordability, Taste and Sustainability. Research and commitment leads the way. There are better organic food choices available today than in the past and there will be even better choices available in the future. It won’t just be because of evolution or luck—today offers […]

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What the latest research actually says (and doesn’t) about organic

Mar 14, 2017

Precise analysis of scientific articles isn’t always easy and almost never quick.  Today’s media has much to report on and respond to, and increasingly, corners get cut in taking the time to get the news out in the most accurate way. A new journal article published in Science Advances highlights many areas where organic agriculture […]

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The Organic Center Participates in First-Ever Climate Day

Jan 23, 2017

Climate change is one of the greatest threats that our planet has ever faced, but it’s also the greatest opportunity we’ve ever had to make positive change through innovation and leadership. The Organic Center has a proud history of successfully leading the way on research around how agriculture can help mitigate climate change and reduce greenhouse […]

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The Organic Center at EcoFarm

Jan 14, 2017

The Organic Center will be at the EcoFarm Conference Wednesday, January 25, 2017 – 9:00am to Saturday, January 28, 2017 – 5:45pm at the Asilomar Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove, CA. Learn about our events below: Pre-Conference Organic Produce Meeting Series The Organic Trade Association (OTA) will host a pre-conference organic produce meeting series in Pacific Grove, California prior […]

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Eat Organic and Live Organic in 2017: Ten New Year’s Resolutions from The Organic Center

Dec 29, 2016

2016 saw organic become a bigger part of our daily lives than ever. We are not just eating organic, we’re living organic. The Organic Center has transformed the top ten studies of 2016 into New Year’s resolutions, giving you even more science-based reasons to continue the healthy trends you established this year. One: Be Organically […]

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Vegan Velvety Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Video

Nov 29, 2016

Our holiday gift to you: Organic Center scientists welcome you into their kitchens! Watch our DIY video about making our most popular recipe: the Velvety Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie!  Learn about how to make the easiest, most delicious, vegan pie and the science behind why it’s so important to choose organic ingredients.  For the full recipe, click […]

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CDC Study Misses the Mark

Nov 04, 2016

Why organic is still the best choice for reducing dietary risk The article published in the Journal of Food Protection by Reid et al. examining foodborne disease outbreaks associated with organic foods is misleading.  The study examines outbreaks reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Foodborne Disease Outbreak Surveillance System that are associated […]

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