There is so much (in)credible science that explains why organic is a good choice for people and the planet, and more is published every week. The Organic Center summarizes the latest research into distilled bites so you can make informed choices. We only report on peer-reviewed studies and always will. Check out our research blog and sign up for our newsletter to get the latest science delivered right to your inbox.

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Misunderstandings about organic agriculture abound, and can be clearly seen in a recent misleading article published in US...

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Using organic fertilizers like manure instead of synthetic, conventional fertilizer can have a beneficial impact on multiple measures of soil health,...

One of the coolest things about organic is that it forces us to think outside of the conventional agriculture toolbox. Instead of using toxic, synthetic pesticides and man-made fertilizer, organic...

In general, eating meat has a higher impact on the environment than a vegetable-based diet.  When you do decide to eat a burger, however, you should still think about the best way to minimize your...

The last year has seen a jump in the number of long-term research studies about the benefits of organic farming. Researchers have had their eye on organic for a while now, and we’re starting to...

Choosing organic is still the best way to support healthy soils, and the organic food that you eat has a direct impact on the earth it was grown in. This year a long-term study found that organic...

Organic isn’t just important for decreasing the risk of pesticide exposure on food for you and your family, organic production also has some serious health benefits for farmers and farmworkers....

One of the big research focus areas this year centered on how organic farms impact the economy as a whole, and farmer liveliehoods in specific. One study found that organic hot spots – counties...

Just as organic is good for the birds, so is it for the bees! This is true for honeybees, but also for wild bee communities and the flowers that they rely on. Researchers looked into how farming...

For those of you who love bird watching, or even the sound of birds in the morning, as much as we do, choosing organic is a must. Research continually shows that organic farming is better for...

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