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Combatting Citrus Greening in Organic Systems

Jan 18, 2019

The Organic Center has completed a project that provides guidance to citrus growers on organic-compliant ways to combat citrus greening disease. The Organic Center has coauthored a peer-reviewed publication that addresses this topic and has released a guide to organic citrus growers. Download the full report here Since it was first discovered in the United… Read More ›

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Organic Agriculture: Reducing occupational pesticide exposure in farmers and farmworkers

Sep 18, 2018

The Organic Center released a report that details the impacts of the conventional use of synthetic pesticides on farmer and farmworker health – and how organic can be used as a model to decrease the exposure of this important part of our society. Download the full report here The millions of farmworkers who labor on… Read More ›

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Dietary Risk Indicator Calculator

Jan 03, 2017

Several studies have shown that organic products have far fewer pesticide residues at much lower average levels than conventional products, but have you ever wondered what that means for your health? The Dietary Risk Indicator Calculator quantifies the relative pesticide dietary risks for specific food-pesticide combinations for organic and conventional food categories. Pesticide dietary risk… Read More ›

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NOP Natural Resources and Biodiversity Conservation Guidance Compliance Tool

Sep 30, 2016

For a link to the tool click here! Organic farmers are focused on building biodiversity on their farms.  To help them achieve this goal, the Organic Center partnered with Dr. Quinn at Furman University to share the Healthy Farm Index (HFI), a farm-scale assessment tool that aids organic farmers in monitoring and managing biodiversity and ecosystem… Read More ›

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Organic alternatives to Conventional Celery Powder as a Meat Curing Agent

Sep 29, 2016

An OREI planning grant was awarded to the University of Wisconsin, with The Organic Center and The Organic Trade Association as collaborators, to help identify an organic alternative to conventional celery powder in curing organic meat and products. Celery powder has been in use for over a decade as a “curing” agent in certain processed meat… Read More ›

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Organic Food and Farming as a Tool to Combat Antibiotic Resistance

Aug 02, 2016

The best choice that consumers can make to combat antibiotic resistance and protect themselves from antibiotic-resistant bacteria is to choose organic. Antibiotics are widely administered to conventional livestock raised for food consumption.  Of particular concern is the use of antibiotics not to treat infections or prevent diseases but to simply to increase the growth and… Read More ›

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Net-Positive Impacts of Organic

Jul 20, 2016

The Organic Center is pleased to announce the launch of a project in collaboration with the Sustainability and Health Initiative for NetPositive Enterprise (SHINE) at the Harvard School of Public Health looking at the benefits of organic for the environment and human health.  Traditional models of examining environmental and health effects focus on ways to… Read More ›

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Production-Related Contaminants in Retail Milk

Nov 16, 2015

This research is dedicated to an urgent issue in human health and organic farming may likely provide the solution.  Milk consumption in the United States is decreasing, a trend that is particularly worrisome in children whose diets are lacking in calcium and vitamin D. One factor thought to be driving this downward trend is consumer… Read More ›

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Sustainable and Profitable Strategies for IPM in Southern Organic Rice

Nov 05, 2015

This project is a collaboration between researchers at Texas A&M University’s AgriLife Research & Extension Center, Texas A&M Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, USDA’s ARS Dale Bumpers National Rice Research Center, University of Arkansas Rice Research and Extension Center, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Department of Agriculture, and The Organic Center. It employs… Read More ›

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Multi-regional Risk Analysis of Farm Manure Use: Balancing Soil Health and Food Safety for Organic Fresh Produce Production

Oct 13, 2015

                    This collaboration is a USDA Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative (OREI) funded project to further the study of the use of animal-based manure in organic agricultural practices in order to best prevent the risk of soil pathogens, and includes researchers from the University of California,… Read More ›

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