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VIP Dinner

The Organic Center is holding its 12th Annual VIP Dinner on Thursday, March 5th, 2015 in Anaheim, CA. With over 500 attendees expected, you won’t want to miss the largest organic business networking event at Expo West. At this celebratory fundraising dinner, you’ll hear thought-provoking keynote speakers discuss the intersection of food, farming, science and politics. A celebrity-chef-designed menu will feature delicious appetizers, delectable main courses, and mouthwatering desserts made with the finest organic ingredients. The evening will start with a cocktail reception and end with a rhythm & blues soul band — so you can count on plenty of time to connect with friends, colleagues, and the industry’s leading innovators.

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Newcastle Study Talking Points

Jul 11, 2014

Talking Point 1: Organic fruit and vegetables have higher levels of antioxidants than conventional fruit and vegetables This study found meaningful nutritional differences between organic and conventional crops Organic crops had levels of antioxidants that were between 19% to 69% higher than conventional crops These antioxidants have been linked to decreases in chronic disease risks, […]

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Newcastle Study Q & A

Jul 11, 2014

Frequently Asked Questions About the Study — “Higher antioxidant concentrations and less cadmium and pesticide residues in organically grown crops: a systematic literature review and meta-analyses” Study Authors: Marcin Barański, Dominika Średnicka-Tober, Nikolaos Volakakis, Chris Seal, Roy Sanderson, Gavin B. Stewart, Charles Benbrook, Bruno Biavati, Emilia Markellou, Charilaos Giotis, Joanna Gromadzka-Ostrowska, Ewa Rembiałkowska, Krystyna Skwarło-Sońta, […]

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Newcastle Study Non-technical Summary

Jul 11, 2014

Study Authors: Marcin Barański, Dominika Średnicka-Tober, Nikolaos Volakakis, Chris Seal, Roy Sanderson, Gavin B. Stewart, Charles Benbrook, Bruno Biavati, Emilia Markellou, Charilaos Giotis, Joanna Gromadzka-Ostrowska, Ewa Rembiałkowska, Krystyna Skwarło-Sońta, Raija Tahvonen, Dagmar Janovská, Urs Niggli, Philippe Nicot, and Carlo Leifert The study entitled “Higher antioxidant concentrations, less cadmium, and pesticide residues in 2 organically grown […]

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Press Release: Conclusive study finds big nutritional benefits for organic

Jul 11, 2014

Study reinforces what millions of consumers already know: organic makes a difference  WASHINGTON (July 11, 2014) – A major new study from the United Kingdom finds conclusive evidence that organic crops, and the food made from them, are nutritionally superior to their conventional counterparts, corrects many of the shortcomings of earlier studies and should put […]

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An Interview with Mark Hoddle

Apr 07, 2014

What is citrus greening, and why are people worried about it? Huanglongbing (HLB), more commonly known as citrus greening, is a bacterial disease that kills citrus. HLB is spread by a sucking insect, the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP). ACP and HLB are thought to be native to the Indian subcontinent, and humans have inadvertently spread […]

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Health Effects of Dietary Exposure to Pesticides

Mar 18, 2014

This collaborative project of The Organic Center and Professor Lu of Harvard University will examine the health effects associated with dietary pesticide exposure.  Dr. Lu’s lab has previously shown that eating an organic diet can decrease exposure to pesticides.  Now, we will take that data and re-examine it through the lens of metabolomics, the study […]

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Organic Fire Blight Prevention Project

Mar 03, 2014

Download the Full Report Here! The Organic Center (TOC) has completed a project providing critically needed information on how to prevent fire blight from decimating apple and pear orchards without the use of antibiotics. Fire blight is a serious problem for apple and pear growers in the US.  Unlike some fruit pathogens, fire blight doesn’t […]

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An Interview with Kim Harley

Feb 18, 2014

What is the Center for Environmental Research and Children’s Health (CERCH)?  What are the goals of the organization? CERCH is a research center at U.C. Berkeley that strives to understand and reduce environmental threats to children’s health, locally and globally. We are a group of researchers and community educators that: Investigates chemical exposures to future […]

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Overhead Policy

Feb 02, 2014

It is the policy of The Organic Center that Indirect Costs are limited to 20% of Direct Costs

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An Interview with Amy Charkowski

Jan 31, 2014

How did you get involved with potato research? I had an exceptional high school science teacher, Marilyn Hansen, who helped high school students find volunteer spots in laboratories at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She connected me with Dr. Steve Slack, who used to work on potatoes at UW-Madison, and I volunteered in his lab for […]

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