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Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems Funders’ Policy Briefing

The Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems Funders (SAFSF) held its first annual Policy Briefing in Washington, D.C. December 9-11. In attendance, The Organic Center joined in discussions about paths to sustainable food and farming policy. The briefing focused on power building and how grassroots organizing, storytelling and unlikely alliances can and are leading to important […]

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Organic Caucus briefing on organic research

The Organic Center and the Organic Trade Association today gave a joint briefing to Congress covering emerging science on organic issues and organic food and farming research needs. The briefing included details about the recent nutritional study led by Newcastle University as well as research concerning citrus greening. The briefing looked at the mechanisms behind […]

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Impressive coverage of organic’s nutritional benefits

Press coverage of the recent study led by Newcastle University scientists on the nutritional benefits of food from organically produced crops has been impressive. At last count, the outreach of the media who did their own stories on the study, or picked up one of the releases on it—a press release from Newcastle University in […]

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Major study shows nutritional benefits for organic

A major new study from the United Kingdom published in the July 15 issue of the prestigious British Journal of Nutrition found conclusive evidence that organic crops, and the food made from them, are nutritionally superior to their conventional counterparts, corrects many of the shortcomings of earlier studies and should put to rest any doubts […]

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Exciting research gets early news break

Although the news from the Newcastle University-led study was scheduled to be released late July 14, an early story appearing in The Guardian July 11 started a rush of media attention. The Organic Center, which had been poised to send out its release late July 14, went ahead to distribute its press release and background […]

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Major campaign seeks organic solutions for citrus greening

Citrus greening disease, or Huanglongbing (HLB), threatens the citrus industry on a massive scale. In the past ten years, citrus greening has wiped out 90,000 acres of citrus, resulted in a loss of 8,000 jobs, and caused $4.5 billion worth of damage to the U.S. economy. The organic sector has been hit especially hard. Until […]

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July edition of The Organic Scoop now available

Today, The Organic Center has posted and distributed the latest edition of its monthly newsletter, The Organic Scoop. This edition includes the American Medical Association’s latest position on antibiotic use in agriculture, research reaffirming the nutritional benefits of organic tomatoes and the benefits of organic agriculture to birds, and more. In addition, it highlights The […]

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Rebuttal to “Five myths about organic food” opinion piece

An opinion piece entitled “Five myths about organic food” written by Peter Laufer and published in the June 23 Washington Post ignores many important details about organic that support the very claims he is trying to refute.  Even a cursory investigation of the research and regulations supporting organic reinforces the benefits of organic agriculture, The […]

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June edition of The Organic Scoop now available

Research findings showing that eating organic reduces pesticide exposure and benefits public health are among the items highlighted in the latest edition of The Organic Scoop, now available. Also highlighted in this edition are a response to an opinion piece that ran in The Wall Street Journal, and reference to one scientist’s search for predatory […]

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The Center responds to narrow Bloomberg viewpoint

The Center has posted a response to “Organic Isn’t Clean and It Isn’t Toxin-free,” published last week as an opinion piece in Bloomberg View. The response points out how this piece is narrow, incomplete and largely an uninformed view of the benefits of organic farming.

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