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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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Organic solutions prove effective in livestock

Mar 25, 2014


Photo Credit: Ryan Thompson

Photo Credit: Ryan Thompson

A recent report from a Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education project demonstrates that organic medicinal treatments for livestock can be just as effective as conventional treatments. The project, led by researchers at North Carolina State University, compared herbal treatments for infections such as mastitis with conventional antibiotics. They found that the two herbal treatments tested in the study, Phyto-Mast and Cinnatube, were just as effective in curing infections as conventional antibiotics. This research is especially important in the face of the dangers of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Current agricultural use of antibiotics has led to the development of super bugs, which, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control last year, account for over 2 million illnesses and 23 thousand deaths. By using effective organic solutions, such as the herbal treatments documented in this research, we can slow the development of these hazardous bacterial strains by illuminating the agricultural overuse of antibiotics.

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