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Rebuttal to “The Organic Food Hoax”

Jan 23, 2018

The discredited Henry Miller is at it again with his unsubstantiated and groundless attacks on organic. Mr. Miller’s latest misinformation is in a recent op-ed. Here are the facts behind Mr. Miller’s unfounded – and frankly tiresome allegations. Miller again disparages organic producers for the “more than 20 chemicals” used to grow and process organic… Read More ›

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Response to “Avoiding GMOs isn’t just anti-science. It’s immoral”

Jan 04, 2018

In “Avoiding GMOs isn’t just anti-science. It’s immoral”, an op-ed published in the Washington Post, Mitch Daniels would have you believe that scientific research finds only benefits and no downsides to genetically engineered (GE) crops. The reality is not so. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine recently reviewed over 900 scientific research and… Read More ›

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2018: Make a difference by making it organic

Dec 13, 2017

Ten New Year’s Resolutions from The Organic Center Groundbreaking studies in 2017 continued to prove the ability of organic agriculture to combat climate change, to feed the world sustainably, to protect the health of our children and ourselves, and much more. As is its annual tradition, The Organic Center has put together its list of… Read More ›

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Response to “Organic food won’t help you get pregnant”

Dec 06, 2017

Response to the National Review op-ed “Organic food won’t help you get pregnant” by Julie Kelly published on December 6. Did Julie Kelly actually read the peer reviewed scientific article she is bashing?  It appears not. The study by Harvard University Researchers and published in the scientific journal JAMA Internal Medicine did NOT gauge how… Read More ›

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Organic: Leading the way to a Green Planet

Dec 05, 2017

Response to the New York Times opinion article “Soil Power! The Dirty Way to a Green Planet” Dear Editor, Opinion article “Soil Power! The Dirty Way to a Green Planet” (Sunday, Dec. 3) does a commendable job highlighting agriculture’s potential to restore soil health and help mitigate climate change by building soil carbon. Unfortunately, one… Read More ›

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Organic entrepreneur and actress Jennifer Garner to headline The Organic Center’s annual gala

Oct 31, 2017

Garner to be keynote speaker at 2018 “Bringing Science to Life” fundraising dinner NEWS RELEASE Contact: Maggie McNeil (mmcneil@organic-center.org) 202-403-8514; 202-615-7997 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 31, 2017) – Award-winning actress, philanthropist and organic entrepreneur Jennifer Garner will be the keynote speaker at The Organic Center’s 15th Annual Benefit Dinner on March 8 at the Natural Products… Read More ›

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Study Finds Organic Soil Captures, Holds More Carbon

Oct 04, 2017

by Allie Nicodemo  Originally posted on News@Northeastern Over the past nine years, Northeastern scientists Geoffrey Davies and Elham Ghabbour have been getting their hands dirty, analyzing soil samples from nearly every state in the country. All that sifting, sorting, labeling, and testing has culminated in new research showing that soil from organic farms is better at sequestering… Read More ›

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Carbon Sequestration Project FAQ

Sep 11, 2017

A new groundbreaking study proves soils on organic farms store away appreciably larger amounts of carbons – and for longer periods — than typical agricultural soils. The important study, directed by The National Soil Project at Northeastern University in collaboration with the Organic Center, provides a new significant proof point that organic agricultural practices build… Read More ›

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Breakthrough study shows organic cuts agriculture’s contribution to climate change

Sep 11, 2017

New research by Northeastern University and The Organic Center proves organic agriculture keeps more carbon in soil and out of atmosphere This study was featured on Civil Eats!  If you’d prefer to read the full paper, you can view it here, where it’s published in the peer-reviewed journal, Advances in Agronomy. A new groundbreaking study proves soils on… Read More ›

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Modern Day Organic: It Makes a Difference

Aug 18, 2017

Response to “Organic and Conventional Crops —Brought to You by Modern Agriculture” The HuffPost Op Ed by Dr. Robert T. Fraley of Monsanto provides an interesting view of organic agriculture.  Many of Dr. Fraley’s opinions highlight the importance of collaboration within the global agricultural system, but he misses the mark on some hard facts. Dr…. Read More ›

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