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Benefit for The Organic Center inspires, entertains and raises record funds

Mar 14, 2018

More than $450,000 raised in annual celebration   Organic science, organic inspiration, organic food, organic fun. These all came together for more than 500 organic visionaries, activists and businesses on March 8 at The Organic Center’s 15th Annual Benefit Dinner in Anaheim, resulting in just over $450,000 raised – a new record — to further the… Read More ›

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The Organic Center and The Organic Trade Association applaud bipartisan Senate bill to invest in organic agriculture research

Feb 12, 2018

The Organic Center and The Organic Trade Association  on Thursday applauded Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Susan Collins (R-ME) for introducing The Organic Agriculture Research Act of 2018, which increases federal investment for organic agriculture research in the next farm bill to meet the needs of the growing organic sector. Sales of organic products in… Read More ›

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Organic Center Co-Authors Study on the Future of Organic

Sep 18, 2017

The Organic Center Director of Science Programs, Dr. Jessica Shade, is a co-author on a study recently published in the peer-reviewed journal Organic Agriculture entitled “Organic Agriculture 3.0 is innovation with research.”  The paper is a collaboration among researchers from around the world, and examines organic agriculture in a historical context, while providing insights on… Read More ›

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Breakthrough study shows organic cuts agriculture’s contribution to climate change

Sep 11, 2017

New research by Northeastern University and The Organic Center proves organic agriculture keeps more carbon in soil and out of atmosphere This study was featured on Civil Eats!  If you’d prefer to read the full paper, you can view it here, where it’s published in the peer-reviewed journal, Advances in Agronomy. A new groundbreaking study proves soils on… Read More ›

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Organic cotton: It’s better for the environment, and here’s why

Jun 06, 2017

In response to the May 28 article “Your organic cotton t-shirt might be worse for the environment than regular cotton”: Quartz’s article fails to consider the big picture when comparing the environmental footprint of organically and conventionally grown cotton. Conventional cotton yield has increased over the past three decades, but these yield gains have come… Read More ›

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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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The Organic Center talks research and improving organic on Farm to Table Talk podcast

Mar 28, 2017

Listen here! It’s no accident that food keeps improving in Safety, Healthfulness, Affordability, Taste and Sustainability. Research and commitment leads the way. There are better organic food choices available today than in the past and there will be even better choices available in the future. It won’t just be because of evolution or luck—today offers… Read More ›

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MOSES Call for Organic Research Posters

Nov 21, 2016

The Organic Research Forum at the 2017 MOSES Conference (taking place Feb. 23-25) includes a poster session documenting completed and ongoing research projects related to organic agriculture. Researchers, academic faculty and staff, graduate/undergraduate students and farmer researchers may submit poster proposals, due Dec. 16, 2016.  For more information and to see the full call for… Read More ›

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Communicating science and filling gaps in research needs

May 01, 2016

This was an exciting year for organic research, with multiple cutting-edge studies revealing scientific breakthroughs on the environmental and human health benefits of organic food and farming. In 2015, The Organic Center released almost a hundred study summaries and blogs about scientific breakthroughs of interest to organic stakeholders. Research covered environmental issues such as soil and… Read More ›

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Organic Research Highlighted in the Organic Report

Apr 29, 2016

The most recent edition of the Organic Report included an article written by the Organic Center highlighting the research breakthroughs of the past year, including soil health, health effects of pesticide exposure, and pollinator health.  The article also points out the gaps in our knowledge about organic systems that still need to be filled, using a case… Read More ›

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