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Flame retardants in bedding dust may be exposure route

Dec 13, 2017

A study published in Chemosphere  found that bed sheets tested positive for some of the highest levels of flame retardants, highlighting the potential risk for exposure via the skin, especially through dust in bed sheets. “More human exposure pathways other than dust ingestion should be considered, such as the dermal contact with beddings and furniture,” the […]

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Whole Wheat Pancakes

Nov 30, 2017

Piping hot pancakes may be one of the best breakfast traditions of all time. Try this healthy but delicious spin on an old classic by using whole-wheat flour and remember to increase your nutritional content even more by choosing organic when purchasing your flour. The Science A recent study, published in the scientific journal PLOS […]

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Conversion to organic cotton production improves the livelihood of smallholder farmers in Odisha, India

Nov 28, 2017

A recent study published in the journal Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems investigated how conversion of conventional cotton to organic cotton by smallholder farmers in India affects their livelihood. Using interviews and on-farm observations, the researchers found that conversion to organic cotton production lead to improvements in soil, reduced farmer exposure to toxic chemicals, and […]

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Long-term studies show that organic can increase yields and build soil health

Oct 10, 2017

For almost four decades, Rodale Institute has been running side-by-side trials to compare conventional and organic cropping systems. The most recent results from this study, published in Organic Agriculture, have found that the organic systems produce crop yields equal to the conventional yields. Organic plots also improved soil health, energy efficiency and released fewer greenhouse […]

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Organic increases beneficial insect biodiversity without increasing pest insect diversity

Sep 26, 2017

New research published in the journal Global Change Biology has found that organic farming benefits biodiversity. Researchers compiled data from studies from around the world to assess the effects of organic farming and high plant diversity in fields on the diversity of pollinators, beneficial insects that eat pest insects, insects that eat plants, and insects […]

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Organic Starts with a Seed

Sep 14, 2017

You may think you know organic… but did you realize that the integrity of organic products is ensured throughout the supply chain?  That means no GMO’s, no antibiotics or growth hormones, no artificial colors, preservatives, or flavors, no synthetic fertilizers or toxic pesticides, no irradiation, and no sewage sludge. Check out this video to learn […]

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Modern Day Organic: It Makes a Difference

Aug 18, 2017

Response to “Organic and Conventional Crops —Brought to You by Modern Agriculture” The HuffPost Op Ed by Dr. Robert T. Fraley of Monsanto provides an interesting view of organic agriculture.  Many of Dr. Fraley’s opinions highlight the importance of collaboration within the global agricultural system, but he misses the mark on some hard facts. Dr. […]

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Organic vineyards have more plant and butterfly diversity than conventional vineyards

Aug 09, 2017

A new study published in the scientific journal Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment has found that organic vineyards in Spain are home to more butterflies and plants than their conventional counterparts. Researchers surveyed butterflies, plants, moths, and birds in organically farmed vineyards and conventional vineyards. They also collected additional focused biodiversity survey data for the grass […]

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The Organic Center addresses United Nations gathering on sustainable agriculture

Jul 10, 2017

The Organic Center has been at the forefront of many milestones for organic, and this past week it marked another. The Center was part of a select group of top-level agricultural experts, researchers and academics invited to participate on July 6 in the United Nation’s Forum on Sustainable Agricultural Development at United Nations Headquarters in […]

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Increasing Agricultural Sustainability Through Organic Farming: Outcomes from the 2016 Organic Confluences Summit

May 15, 2017

Full Report: Increasing Agricultural Sustainability Through Organic Farming: Outcomes from the 2016 Organic Confluences Summit (32 pages; 3.5 MB)

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