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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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Ways that organic farming can contribute to long-term climate goals

Oct 14, 2013
Photo Credit:  Emmelie

Photo Credit: Emmelie

The Centre for Organic Food and Farming conducted a study to investigate methods that can be adopted by organic growers to decrease the emissions of greenhouse gasses. Their findings highlighted four areas of need: improved nitrogen efficiency, higher yields, increased soil carbon stocks, and resource efficiency. Nitrogen efficiency is critical to decreasing greenhouse gas emissions, because nitrous oxide emissions from soil are one of the largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture. However, using nitrogen efficiently can decrease nitrous oxide emissions, because these emissions are linked to surplus nitrogen availability. Increased yields can also decrease the climate change impacts of agriculture. These must be closely monitored in organic agriculture to ensure that methods for increasing yields do not conflict with nitrogen use efficiency, animal welfare, or biodiversity. Increasing carbon stocks in the soil is also a key factor in mitigating climate change, because it decreases atmospheric carbon content. Finally, resource efficiency should be managed to decrease fossil fuel burning.

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