News from the organic center A wide array of domestic and global news stories; news topics include politics / government, business, technology, religion, sports/entertainment, science/nature, and health/lifestyle. Articles that appear in this section may be written in English or other languages, as well.

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
Newcastle study shows definitive advantages of organic organically (PRNewsFoto/The Organic Center)

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
Citrus greening research is essential for saving organic citrus. (PRNewsFoto/The Organic Center)

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...

Jun 19, 2014, 09:00 ET

Center for Organ Recovery & Education Launches "LiVE: 8" to Encourage Organ Donation Awareness

Every organ donor has the potential to save eight lives, which is the foundation of the new public awareness campaign from the Center for Organ...

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...

Jun 05, 2013, 11:56 ET

Center for Organ Recovery & Education Renews Call for Pennsylvania State Lawmakers to Support Donate Life PA Act

 The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE), a federally designated not-for-profit organ procurement organization (OPO)...

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 29, 2012, 08:00 ET

Don't Be Fooled by Organ Donation Myths!

 This Sunday is April Fools' Day, and the state's two organ procurement organizations – Gift of Life Donor Program and the Center...

Dec 06, 2010, 15:00 ET

Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) Sponsors Local Organ Donor Family's Participation in Rose Parade

The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE), a federally designated not-for-profit organ procurement organization (OPO) serving...

Aug 26, 2010, 16:55 ET

Americans to U.S. Food and Drug Administration: Preserve Life-Saving Medicines; Reduce Antibiotic Use in Food Animal Production

More than 100,000 citizens join scientific experts and public interest organizations in calling on FDA to tighten oversight and curtail misuse and...

Jul 19, 2010, 14:04 ET

Upcoming Events in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia Highlight Need for Minority Organ Donors

In honor of National Minority Donor Awareness Day, the Center for Organ Recovery and Education (CORE) will host a Celebration of Praise Gospel Fest...

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
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...

Nov 17, 2009, 08:00 ET

New Report Reveals Dramatic Rise in Pesticide Use on Genetically Engineered (GE) Crops Due to the Spread of Resistant Weeds

GE crops increase herbicide use by 383 million pounds from 1996 to 2008, with 46 percent of the total increase occurring in 2007 and...

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...