We’re honored to partner with established research institutions, universities, and non-profits in the pursuit and achievement of sound science for the public good. Our research empowers consumers and helps strengthen and expand sustainable farming to make organic even better.

The science supporting organic is (in)credible.

Projects

From Field Through the Supply Chain Cotton is one of the most widely grown crops in the world, and conventional cotton is one of the most chemically intensive crops with serious consequences for both...
Healthy soils are the backbone of our food system and essential to global food security. They are crucial for resilient crop production and they support a diversity of organisms vital to...
The Organic Center is collaborating with the Sustainability and Health Initiative for NetPositive Enterprise (SHINE) at the Harvard School of Public Health on a research project looking at the net-...
The Organic Center collaborated with Professor John Quinn at Furman University on The Healthy Farm Index (HFI) Biodiversity Calculator project to enable farmers to measure and optimize multiple...
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...
Intensive agriculture can have devastating effects on soil health as it degrades soil aggregation and water holding capacity, prevents carbon sequestration, and leads to runoff and erosion losses....
The Organic Center has completed a project in collaboration with USDA-AMS that provides guidance to citrus growers on organic-compliant ways to combat citrus greening disease today! More research is...
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...
The Organic Center partnered with Northeastern University to explore how organic impacts carbon sequestration in the soil.   Healthy soils are the backbone of our food system. Without them, we wouldn...
The Organic Center collaborated with Washington State Univesity to create a report for growers on how organic methods can be used to combat fire blight in organic apple and pear orchards. Fire...
An OREI planning grant was awarded to the University of Wisconsin, with The Organic Center and Organic Trade Association as collaborators, to help identify an organic alternative to conventional...
The Organic Center is collaborating with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) to conduct targeted research on the factors affecting the presence of...

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