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Feb 14, 2017, 10:43 ET Curtains up, light the lights! The Organic Center benefit to put science in spotlight

The latest science on the environmental and health benefits of organic food and farming will literally take center stage on March 9 at The Organic...


Sep 28, 2016, 17:11 ET Organic Center collaborates in USDA-funded grants to advance organic

The issues facing today's organic sector are diverse and range from questions arising in organic fields and processing plants to conference halls...


Sep 28, 2016, 16:48 ET $2 million grant advances research on use of manure in organic farming

 A new $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), awarded to a multidisciplinary team from the University of California,...


Mar 16, 2016, 15:01 ET Record crowd finds inspiration in the work of The Organic Center

 A record-setting crowd of more than 650 organic visionaries, activists, and business executives gathered enthusiastically last...


Jan 29, 2016, 10:24 ET Organic stakeholders, experts hone in on use of compost and manure

A diverse group of organic farmers, agricultural extension agents, scientific experts, and public officials gathered for two days this week at the...


Jan 22, 2016, 10:58 ET Acclaimed chef, food activist Alice Waters to keynote Organic Center benefit

The Organic Center is pleased to announce that famed restaurateur, organic food activist and healthy-eating pioneer Alice Waters will be the...


Oct 14, 2015, 09:00 ET Large-scale grant awarded for organic rice study

The Organic Center is pleased to announce that a research team it is collaborating with has been awarded an important research grant from the U.S....


Jan 12, 2015, 11:33 ET Organic Center to celebrate science and politics of food and farming

More than 500 organic stakeholders will feast on an all organic dinner created by a celebrity chef, listen to a thought-provoking discussion of...


Jul 29, 2014, 16:59 ET Organic industry briefs Congress on its efforts to fight deadly citrus disease

 As concerns rise over the heavy spraying of unhealthy chemicals in many of the most productive citrus regions of the country to fight off a...


Jul 11, 2014, 13:45 ET Conclusive study finds big nutritional benefits for organic

A major new study from the United Kingdom finds conclusive evidence that organic crops, and the food made from them, are nutritionally superior to...


Jul 08, 2014, 00:01 ET The Organic Center launches major research effort to fight citrus greening

On any day, a carton of orange juice can be found in almost 7 out of 10 American refrigerators. Americans drink more than 550 million gallons of...


Sep 17, 2013, 17:08 ET Report calls out health threat from antibiotic overuse in livestock

Organic offers clear choice for those seeking foods produced without this use Pointing out that every year more than two million people in the...


Mar 05, 2013, 12:15 ET The Organic Center steps up research focus

UNFI Foundation provides grant for arsenic and rice research The Organic Center has signed an agreement with U.S. Department of...


Mar 16, 2010, 08:30 ET Food Safety, Agriculture and Nutrition: Seven Predictions for 2010

The Organic Center examines how agriculture and food policy roadblocks could continue to adversely affect our health, agriculture and environmental...


Feb 23, 2010, 08:30 ET The Organic Center to Unite Industry Influencers for 7th Annual VIP Dinner at Natural Products Expo West

Featured speakers Andrew Weil, M.D., Sara Snow, Horst Rechelbacher, Margaret Wittenberg and Dr. Charles Benbrook to address guests on critical...


Jan 18, 2010, 15:49 ET Monsanto-Funded Research Echoes Organic Center's 'Impacts of Genetically Engineered Crops on Pesticide Use...' Report, Concluding That Glyphosate-Resistant Weeds Threaten Future of Herbicide-Tolerant, Genetically Engineered Crops

BOULDER, Colo., Jan. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study entitled "Gene amplification confers glyphosate resistance in Amaranthus palmeri"...


Jan 07, 2010, 13:02 ET The Organic Center Announces New Management Slate Aimed at Further Advancing the Center's Unique Mission

The Organic Center, a leading research institute focused on the science of organic food and farming, announced today that Joan Boykin has been...


Oct 07, 2009, 08:30 ET The Organic Center, Stonyfield Farm and Other Partners Challenge Consumers to 'Bid with Their Lid' and Help Allocate $100,000 to Protect and Restore the Earth

Consumers mobilized to cast online votes at Stonyfield.com The Organic Center (TOC), a leading research institute focused on the...


Aug 18, 2009, 11:30 ET The Organic Center Announces 'For the Health of Our World' Fundraiser to Further Critical Research on Organic Food's Impact on Health and the Environment

Set at Clif Bar's Berkeley Headquarters, The Organic Center calls upon business leaders, government heads, academics and influencers to...


Aug 05, 2009, 08:30 ET The Organic Center Refutes Misleading Nutritional Claims Made by United Kingdom's Food Standards Agency (FSA) in Agency Report on Health Value of Organic Foods

The following is being issued by The Organic Center -- We (The Organic Center) strongly refute the claim made by Dr. Alan Dangour and his...


May 20, 2009, 08:30 ET Studies Reveal Exposure to Pesticides During Pregnancy Increases Risk of Premature Birth, Low-Birth Weight, Neurological Problems and Diabetes

The Organic Center draws conclusions from over 150 scientific studies: Balanced organic diet before and during pregnancy directly benefits...


Apr 10, 2009, 13:31 ET New Tool Reveals Avoided Impacts Linked to Organic Milk Production

New calculator estimates the quantity of pesticides, fertilizers, and other chemicals absent from organic dairy farming A calculator has been...


Feb 26, 2009, 16:22 ET The Organic Institute Launches 'Organic. It's Worth It.'

Major Education Campaign is Sponsored by the Organic Trade Association The Organic Agriculture and Products Education Institute (Organic...