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The Center co-authors study on future of organic

The Organic Center’s 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 between organic researchers from around the world, and examines organic agriculture in a historical context, while providing insights […]

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Cool science for a cool planet research debuts

Northeastern University and The Organic Center have released a breakthrough study showing that organic cuts agriculture’s contribution to climate change! Results from this project show that organic soils have significantly higher levels of humic substances.  This means that not only is organic better at sequestering carbon, but it is effectively locking away carbon in long-term […]

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Organic certification consumer resource

The Organic Center has released a whiteboard video that examines the process of organic certification, communicating to consumers that the integrity of organic flows through the certification process from farm to shelf. The “explainer” video highlights the fact that the benefits of organic don’t stop at the farm gate–they continue through crop harvesting, processing, and all […]

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The Center to speak at All Things Organic

If you are at Expo East, join The Organic Center on Friday to learn about the science behind organic. Join us for two panel discussions. The first is entitled “Organic Agriculture: Climate Change Champion.” It will take place from 11 a.m. until noon in Room 316 of the Baltimore Convention Center. In this workshop, The […]

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Organic farming boosts beneficial fungi in the soil

Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) are an important part of the soil biodiversity that provide advantages to crops by increasing water and nutrient uptake. In a recent study published in Applied Soil Ecology and summarized by The Organic Center, scientists from Sweden investigated the effect of organic and conventional agricultural practices on AMF in soils from […]

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Groundbreaking study co-authored by Organic Center staff

Results from new research conducted by Northeastern University in collaboration with The Organic Center have found that soils under organic management have more stable long-term carbon reservoirs than soils under conventional management. The results will be pre-released during events at Expo East and published in the scientific journal Advances in Agronomy on October 1. Stay […]

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The Center to speak at All Things Organic

Join The Organic Center on September 15 in Baltimore, Maryland, to learn about the science behind organic at this year’s Natural Products Expo East. Join us for two panel discussions. The first is entitled “Organic Agriculture: Climate Change Champion.” It will take place from 11 a.m. until noon in Room 316 of the Baltimore Convention […]

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Organic rice production improves soil health

A recent study published in the Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science and summarized by The Organic Center evaluated the impact of organic and conventional management systems on soil health in rice fields growing basmati rice in India. Researchers found that under organic management, soils had improved physical, chemical and biological properties indicative of […]

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Blog post helps clear up misconceptions

The Organic Center has responded to a HuffPost Op Ed by Robert T. Fraley of Monsanto entitled “Organic and Conventional Crops–Brought to You by Modern Agriculture” to clear up numerous misconceptions. The Center’s blog, entitled “Modern Day Organic: It Makes a Difference,” provides the facts behind organic yields and benefits to farmers, the science behind […]

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Organic rice production improves soil health

A recent study published in the Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science and summarized by The Organic Center evaluated the impact of organic and conventional management systems on soil health in rice fields growing basmati rice in India. Researchers found that under organic management, soils had improved physical, chemical and biological properties indicative of […]

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