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GRO Organic gains momentum

March 21, 2019

Undeterred by the USDA's move to stop an organic checkoff program, at Expo West, organic leaders rallied around a voluntary, opt-in checkoff program, GRO Organic and new messaging from Organic Voices.

US organic body launches industry-focused fraud prevention program

March 20, 2019

Assessing ingredients and supply chains for potential fraud, planning to address vulnerabilities and ensure mitigation efforts are effective are all steps in a new company-based anti-fraud program.

Two years in the making, Organic Trade Association launches Anti-Fraud Program

March 18, 2019

The association’s new Organic Fraud Prevention Solutions program, finally out in the wild after a multiyear warmup period, aims to pinpoint potential cases of fraud in the organic supply chain.

Report: Organic Packaged Foods Only ‘Clean’ Option for Consumers

March 6, 2019

Unlike organic packaged foods, conventional packaged food contains thousands of poorly regulated food chemicals, according to a new analysis by the Environmental Working Group.

Where and how will farmers grow our food in 2040?

February 13, 2019

“Adapt or die.”

That saying, made famous in the early 1970s by then-Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz as he encouraged farmers to look for ways to be more efficient and responsive to market signals, still rings true for many in agriculture today

Organic farmers head to hill to ensure Congressional support for anti-fraud and other measures in the Farm Bill

January 30, 2019

Twenty-two organic farmers will visit more than 40 lawmakers and national agriculture organizations on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, next week to ensure new and existing legislators understand the economic benefits of organic, the challenges the industry faces and how quickly implementing key provisions in the 2018 Farm Bill could help the sector thrive.

Renowned researcher joins The Organic Center staff

January 10, 2019

The Organic Center is pleased to announce that Dr. Amber Sciligo has joined its staff as Manager of Science Programs. As such, she will work closely with researchers, industry, farmers, and policymakers to identify organic research needs, facilitate project implementation and communicate scientific results across the organic sector.

The Organic Center Responds to “Organic Food Is Worse for the Climate Than Non-Organic Food”

December 17, 2018

Misunderstandings about organic agriculture abound, and can be clearly seen in a recent misleading article published in US News entitled “Organic Food Is Worse for the Climate Than Non-Organic Food”, referencing a press release about a recent study published in the journal Nature.

Farm Bill a Bipartisan Win

December 12, 2018

The Organic Center Responds to AgDaily OpEd "What are you really getting from organic apples"

October 9, 2018

The AgDaily OpEd entitled “What are you really getting from organic apples“, written by Michelle Miller, is extremely misleading and mischaracterizes pesticide use on organic and conventional farms. She conflates brand name products with generic chemicals, and shows a basic lack of understanding of organic farming practices.