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2020 New Year’s Resolution #6: Support healthy soil for healthier plants. Choose organic!

Jan 06, 2020

A study published in 2019 showed that organic farming promotes beneficial soil fungi that leads to healthier crops with increased plant growth, vigor, and yield. While synthetic chemicals used in conventional farming reduce the amount and diversity of these microbes, the study published in Nature: Scientific Reports shows that organic farming boosts beneficial fungal communities in multiple… Read More ›

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2020 New Year’s Resolution #5: “Beef” up your nutrition. Look for the organic label!

Jan 05, 2020

Choosing organic when you’re shopping for beef at the supermarket may be a good way to boost the nutrition in your meals, according to a 2019 study published in the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. The study found more healthy antioxidants in organic beef and less cholesterol, less fat, fewer fatty acids, and… Read More ›

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2020 New Year’s Resolution #4: Feed your kids organic… even before they’re born!

Jan 04, 2020

A six-month diet interventional study published in the journal Environment International in 2019 found that eating organic can greatly reduce pesticide exposure during pregnancy. The study showed markedly less exposure to neurotoxic pyrethroid pesticides in an organic diet. Prenatal exposure to pyrethroids has been linked to behavior and developmental issues in children.

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2020 New Year’s Resolution #3: Support farmer livelihoods in the U.S. – and abroad. Buy organic!

Jan 03, 2020

New studies in 2019 showed that organic supports farmer jobs and income – both in the U.S. and in developing economies. A study published in Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems found that organic farms in Washington state and California provide greater employment opportunities with more job stability when compared to county averages. Outside of the U.S., a… Read More ›

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2020 New Year’s Resolution #2: Foster biodiversity. Wake up with organic coffee!

Jan 02, 2020

It is well known that organic farming practices increase important and beneficial biodiversity. A  new study published in 2019 shows this is especially true for coffee. Both above and below ground insect populations were compared in conventional versus organic coffee farms in Brazil, the world’s second-largest coffee producing country. The study showed the diversity of… Read More ›

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2020 New Year’s Resolution #1: Drink clean milk. Choose organic!

Jan 01, 2020

The Organic Center was responsible for the most influential organic research of 2019, collaborating on a study showing that choosing organic is an easy way for you and your family to avoid pesticide, antibiotic, and synthetic growth hormone residues in milk. Samples of conventional and organic milk from retail stores across the country were tested…. Read More ›

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Myopic Misinformation about Organic and Climate Change

Oct 23, 2019

There have been several media articles covering a Nature Communications study, claiming that increased transition to organic in England and Wales would increase greenhouse gas release into the atmosphere.  Unfortunately, these articles are using the same tired fallacies that The Organic Center has debunked before – and we’re returning to do it again with this… Read More ›

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The Organic Center to collaborate on two research projects funded by OREI

Oct 07, 2019

Grants awarded to address organic processed meat curing and citrus greening disease Grants announced this past week from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Organic Agriculture and Research and Extension Initiative (OREI) will make it possible for The Organic Center to help advance research on two vital issues affecting the organic industry. The first, a nearly… Read More ›

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Organic Center collaborates on farmer tool to improve biodiversity

Sep 25, 2019

Partners with Furman University, Wild Farm Alliance, to produce valuable resource Organic farmers and certifiers seeking to plan and improve their practices to protect natural resources and foster biodiversity now have a scientific tool to do just that. The Biodiversity Guidance Calculator is the product of a collaboration undertaken by The Organic Center, Furman University… Read More ›

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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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