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Climate change tops list of critical challenges to be addressed at organic research conferences in Baltimore

Aug 01, 2019

The Organic Center and FFAR to take stage prior to Expo East in September Today’s food and agriculture system faces serious challenges – how to feed an ever-growing population in a sustainable way, how to manage increasingly scarce water resources, how to improve human health and perhaps the biggest challenge of all: how to fight… Read More ›

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The benefits of organic dairy: healthier cows = healthier milk

Aug 01, 2019

Milk’s role as a potential contributor to a healthy diet is supported by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association. The U.S. dietary guidelines for Americans is 2 to 3 cups of milk or its equivalent per day. Equivalents can be found in all dairy products including yogurt and cheese.  And Americans… Read More ›

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Upcoming Webinar: Citrus Greening & the Quest for an Organic Solution, May 9 at 2pm ET

Apr 25, 2019

Citrus Greening is a devastating disease affecting citrus around the world. It has swept through the United States, wiping out over 60% of the citrus harvest in Florida alone. To date there has been no cure found for this disease, and most of the research on control measures have focused on conventional protocols. However, a… Read More ›

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Organic World Congress calls for speakers at 2020 conference in Rennes, France

Apr 22, 2019

As part of the International Society of Organic Agriculture Research (ISOFAR) board, the Organic Center’s Director of Science Programs has joined the Organic World Congress (OWC) Science Board for the 2020 event, taking place September 21-27 in Rennes, France. The first call for proposals for the science track of the 2020 OWC has been released,… Read More ›

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A new and deadly drug-resistant superbug is linked to fungicide use in agriculture

Apr 11, 2019

A new and deadly drug-resistant yeast, Candida auris, has been identified in 13 U.S. states and across the globe, according to the Centers for Disease Control. A recent New York Times article exposed the spread of this fungus across hospitals throughout the world, and highlighted the yeast’s potential to cause death for people with compromised… Read More ›

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2019 Organic Confluences Conference: Moving the Dial on Climate Change

Mar 20, 2019

This year’s Confluences Conference will take place in tandem with the Natural Foods Expo East on September 11th 2019, in Baltimore.  For more a map of where the event will take place inside the Hilton Baltimore, click here. The Organic Confluences Summit brings together farmers, scientists, extension agents, industry members and key policy influencers to address large-scale… Read More ›

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Organic Center benefit raises a record $485,000 to fund organic research

Mar 13, 2019

Annual event celebrates science-based work of The Center to advance organic Almost 500 organic visionaries, activists and businesses from around the country gathered on March 6 for The Organic Center’s 16th annual Benefit Dinner in Anaheim and raised a record $485,000 to further the important work of the non-profit research and education organization. “This year’s… Read More ›

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Benefit for The Organic Center offers stunning prizes to lucky attendees: Trip to Australia, organic mattress and a custom-fitted bike among gifts

Feb 27, 2019

  In addition to supporting the work of The Organic Center while enjoying a scrumptious all-organic dinner, attendees at the research organization’s annual benefit dinner March 6 in Anaheim will have the opportunity to receive some amazing prizes. Roundtrip airfare to Australia and an organic farm tour from Australian Organic Meats A PUBLIC bike, custom… 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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Switching to an organic diet reduces exposure to multiple pesticides in just one week

Feb 12, 2019

Research released today from the journal Environmental Research adds to the growing body of literature showing that switching to an all organic diet reduces existing levels of pesticides detected in children and adults. While previous studies on organic diet intervention have focused on organophosphate pesticides, this study tested for a broad range of pesticides including neonicotinoids…. Read More ›

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