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2019: Be a part of the solution, and make your new year an organic one!

Dec 10, 2018

Ten New Year’s Resolutions from The Organic Center Organic farming and an organic diet can safeguard and improve the health of the environment and the health of your family, with groundbreaking studies in 2018 yielding greater proof of those benefits than ever. As is its annual tradition, The Organic Center has put together its list… Read More ›

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New Years Resolution Ten: Think Outside of the Box

Dec 10, 2018

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 farmers have to use innovative solutions to challenges they face in the field. The great thing about organic is that, by preserving a healthy ecosystem,… Read More ›

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New Years Resolution Nine: If you Eat Meat, Eat Organic

Dec 09, 2018

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 impact on our planet. According to a recent study, choosing organic has the biggest impact on helping protect our ecosystems…. Read More ›

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New Years Resolution Eight: Think Long-Term

Dec 08, 2018

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 understand the full picture of how organic supports humans and the planet over many years. One study found that the… Read More ›

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New Years Resolution Seven: Stay Down to Earth

Dec 07, 2018

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 agriculture improves physical characteristics of soil compared to conventional farming. Specifically, researchers found that organic plots had the… Read More ›

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New Years Resolution Six: Support Farmer Health

Dec 06, 2018

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. There is so much research on the dangerous health impacts of conventional pesticides that the Organic Center decided to bring it all together in a… Read More ›

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New Years Resolution Five: Help Local Economies

Dec 05, 2018

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 with high levels of organic agricultural activity whose neighboring counties also have high organic activity–positively impact local economies. Another showed that… Read More ›

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New Years Resolution Four: Don’t Forget about the Bees

Dec 04, 2018

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 systems impact wild bees this year, and found more flowers around organic farms than conventional farms, likely due… Read More ›

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New Years Resolution Three: Sing Like a Bird

Dec 03, 2018

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 birds. This year one of the most interesting studies focusing on birds looked at places for them to live… Read More ›

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Frozen chocolate covered bananas

Aug 10, 2018

Nothing brings back childhood memories like frozen chocolate-covered bananas!  Not only are these delicious but they are simple to make and they are on the healthier end of the dessert spectrum. Remember to consider the environment when making these and choose organic bananas. The Science Banana plantations in Costa Rica use a significant amount of… Read More ›

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