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Making research count

The Organic Center’s second annual Organic Confluences Summit will be held May 22 and 23 in conjunction with Organic Week in Washington, D.C. The Organic Confluences Summit brings together organic stakeholders to address methods for improving research communication among farmers, scientists, extension agents, industry members and key policy influencers. The current speaker lineup includes government representatives, […]

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Findings confirm negative health impacts

A new study based on data from the World Health Organization (WHO) and summarized by The Organic Center confirms the link between pesticide exposure and negative health effects. Researchers looked at insecticide, fungicide, herbicide and other pesticide sales based on tons of active ingredients, and compared them to quality of life variables—annual lung cancer cases, asthma cases, […]

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Watch and share, we made it easy 

In a new short film, The Organic Center digs in to the benefits of organic on Soil Health while introducing the work and mission of The Center. Help us spread the word! Check out the video and please share with your networks! Here’s a tweet to get you started:Watch the @OrganicCenter’s latest video on how #organic practices improve soil […]

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The environmental cost of a loaf of bread

A new study published in the journal Nature Plants and summarized by The Organic Center has found that more than half of the total environmental impact for producing a loaf of bread occurred during wheat cultivation. Moreover, the use of ammonium nitrate fertilizer on wheat crops was responsible for the majority of the environmental impact, alone accounting for 43 […]

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Accepting sponsorships for the Organic Confluences Summit

The Organic Confluences Summit, organized by The Organic Center, will bring together organic stakeholders to address methods for improving research communication among farmers, scientists, extension agents, industry members and key policy influencers. Showcase your commitment to organic by sponsoring the two-day conference that will be held May 22-23 in conjunction with Organic Week in Washington. […]

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What the latest research actually says about organic

On Tuesday, The Organic Center wasted no time in responding to the New York Post article “Organic food isn’t all it’s cracked up to be” by Christian Gollayan. The Center pointed out how the article mislead readers about the full findings of the Science Advances study, which overwhelmingly support the benefits of organic, including more […]

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Organic science celebrated at sold-out fundraiser

Spotlighting the latest science on the environmental and health benefits of organic food and farming during an all-organic feat for more than 500 organic visionaries, activists and businesses, The Organic Center’s gala this past Thursday night raised just over $400,000 to help advance the projects of the non-profit research and education organization. Read The Center’s […]

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The Center participates at Climate Day at Expo West

The Organic Center participated in the first annual Climate Day at Expo West, hosted by The Climate Collaborative and New Hope Network. The Center joined representatives from Patagonia Provisions, Global Organics, and Organic Valley at a roundtable to discuss the climate change mitigation opportunity of agriculture. The discussion focused on the science supporting organic agriculture […]

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Sponsor the Organic Confluences Summit

The Organic Confluences Summit, organized by The Organic Center, brings together organic stakeholders to address methods for improving research communication among farmers, scientists, extension agents, industry members and key policy influencers. Showcase your commitment to Organic by sponsoring this two-day conference that will be held in conjunction with Organic Week D.C. Levels of support start […]

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Study estimates cost of pesticide use at $15 billion

Opponents to organic often cite the benefits of pesticide use, such as controlling pests and increasing yields. However, economic models rarely incorporate hidden and external costs of pesticide use on human health and environmental consequences. A study published in Sustainable Agriculture Reviews summarized by The Organic Center estimates the costs of these negative impacts based […]

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