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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.

Farmworkers at risk from chemicals but organic can help, shows new report

September 13, 2018

The Organic Center delves into research studies to prove organic is safer for our farmworkers

A pragmatic approach to checkoffs

September 10, 2018

Can a voluntary checkoff program work? That’s the question the Organic Trade Association faces as it moves toward a voluntary organic check-off.

OTA Responds to “The Organic Industry is Lying to You” Op Ed

August 6, 2018

I was deeply disappointed to see your newspaper publish “The Organic Industry is Lying to You” by Henry Miller (Opinion, August 6) Mr. Miller’s piece reflects his deep bias against organic, and his pattern over the years of misinforming the public through his misleading and inaccurate pieces about organic.