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Identifying the best of the best in organic agriculture

Mar 17, 2020

The Organic Center and University of Maryland spotlight organic farming practices that provide the biggest bang to soil health   Even with good things, there is the best of the best. So it is with organic agriculture. Organic farming techniques have long been proven to help foster and restore soil health, replenish soil organic carbon… Read More ›

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We’ll miss you! Update on The Organic Center Benefit Dinner at Expo West

Mar 03, 2020

We are deeply disappointed to share that The Organic Center is unable to hold our fundraiser in Anaheim tomorrow, March 4, 2020, due to COVID 19 related cancellations from our sponsor companies, and the recent decision from our partners at New Hope to postpone Natural Products Expo West. We followed the cascading cancellation announcements closely… Read More ›

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Benefit for The Organic Center offers attendees chance for exciting prizes

Feb 13, 2020

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

Jan 28, 2020

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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2020 New Years Resolutions: Put groundbreaking organic research into practice!

Jan 12, 2020

2019 has been an exciting year for organic, with new groundbreaking research that shook up our understanding of food and farming. Following its  annual tradition, The Organic Center has turned these breakthroughs into New Year’s resolutions to help you get 2020 off to a fabulous start!   One: Drink clean milk. Choose organic! The Organic… Read More ›

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2020 New Year’s Resolution #11: Turn down the dial on climate change. Support organic!

Jan 11, 2020

We know that the Organic Center usually only has 10 New Year’s resolutions, but this year we’ve put in a bonus resolution about climate change, because populations around the world have been seeing negative impacts of climate change, threatening our health, society, environment, and food systems. There are multiple studies showing that organic production is… Read More ›

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2020 New Year’s Resolution #10: Ditch the pesticides that are hiding in your body – in less than a week! Eat organic!

Jan 10, 2020

Looking all the way back to February of 2019, our New Year’s Resolutions highlight a study published in  Environmental Research showing that switching from a conventional to an organic diet for less than a week reduces levels of pesticides in both children and adults. This study tested for a broad range of pesticides including neonicotinoids. This… Read More ›

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2020 New Year’s Resolution #9: Nine. While you’re saving bees, save the… fish!

Jan 09, 2020

New research shows that the class of pesticides — neonicotinoids — used in conventional agriculture that is infamous for decimating pollinator populations can also have negative impacts on fish health. A new study in 2019 shows the consequences of neonicotinoids reach beyond insects like bees and are causing fish populations to crash. Researchers found that neonicotinoid… Read More ›

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2020 New Year’s Resolution #8: Eight. Keep being bee friendly with organic!

Jan 08, 2020

Choosing organic to support pollinators is a staple of the Organic Center’s New Year’s Resolutions, because every year more and more evidence comes out showing the multitude of benefits organic farming provides pollinator communities. This year was no different, with a study coming out showing that organic farming provides honeybees critical food sources in agricultural… Read More ›

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2020 New Year’s Resolution #7: Ensure your food safety. Eat organic fruit!

Jan 07, 2020

Several studies in 2019 suggest that organic systems are better at suppressing foodborne pathogens like E.coli. For example, research published in the journal Biological Control found that one way organic farms suppress pathogens is by supporting biodiversity that directly prevents pathogens. Researchers surveyed beetle communities in conventional and organic farms, and found that only organic farms fostered the right beetle… Read More ›

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