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2013-12-31 12:22:38

The Organic Center's 10 New Year's Resolutions to last a lifetime WASHINGTON, Dec. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What is a New Year's Resolution you can make today that can last a lifetime--and beyond? Going organic--which is good for you, your family and the planet. For 2014, The Organic Center, the trusted source of information for scientific research about organic food and farming, offers 10 everyday, research-backed organic resolutions individuals can follow: One: Eat...

2013-12-03 16:27:17

Eating Organic for a Family of Four for $25/Day or Less - 7 Helpful Tips + 3 Great Recipes BRATTLEBORO, Vt., Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Think a family on a budget can't eat all organic all the time? Think again. With proper planning and preparation, families of four can enjoy three organic meals every day for less than $25, according to tips and recipe suggestions offered by the Organic Trade Association (OTA), the leading voice for organic trade in the United States. (Logo:...

2013-03-05 12:31:58

UNFI Foundation provides grant for arsenic and rice research WASHINGTON, March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Organic Center has signed an agreement with U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) for ARS scientists to conduct targeted research on the factors affecting the presence of arsenic in organically grown rice. Making this research possible is a $50,000 grant to The Organic Center from the newly formed UNFI Foundation. The Center,...

2012-09-19 06:21:53

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Numi Organic Tea, the leading purveyor of 100% real, organic tea, is inviting consumers to join their campaign to celebrate freedom from pesticides and genetically modified organisms (GMO's) by joining the ORGANIC tea party movement at VoteOrganicTeaParty.com. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120918/LA74047) The Organic Tea Party (OTP) is a non-partisan celebration of People, Planet and Pure Tea. All Americans who want a...

2011-05-25 09:58:00

NEW YORK, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mediaplanet Publishing today released the special report entitled The Organic Movement. The publication will be distributed as a special section within the Washington Post and will also be distributed at numerous industry events and through various online and social media channels. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100820/CG52983LOGO) The Benefits of Organic The publication is creating a platform for the organic industry to come together as...

2010-03-16 07:30:00

The Organic Center examines how agriculture and food policy roadblocks could continue to adversely affect our health, agriculture and environmental conservation BOULDER, Colo., March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Organic Center, a leading research institute focused on the science of organic food and farming, revealed today its broad concern for the state of the food industry and American agriculture. Despite the hopeful and symbolic gesture of planting an organic garden at the White...

2010-01-18 15:49:00

BOULDER, Colo., Jan. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study entitled "Gene amplification confers glyphosate resistance in Amaranthus palmeri" from a research team including Monsanto scientists Dafu Wang and Douglas Sammons echoes conclusions from The Organic Center (TOC) report "Impacts of Genetically Engineered Crops on Pesticide Use in the United States: The First Thirteen Years." Published in Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) in December 2009, the Monsanto-funded...

2010-01-07 12:02:00

BOULDER, Colo., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The Organic Center, a leading research institute focused on the science of organic food and farming, announced today that Joan Boykin has been named Executive Director. A natural and organic products industry veteran with over 25 years of marketing, business development and leadership experience, Boykin will spearhead the Center's unique mission of advancing and communicating science to document and expand the environmental and human health benefits...

2009-11-17 07:00:00

GE crops increase herbicide use by 383 million pounds from 1996 to 2008, with 46 percent of the total increase occurring in 2007 and 2008 BOULDER, Colo., Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Genetically engineered (GE) corn, soybeans and cotton have increased use of weed-killing herbicides -- a type of pesticide -- by 383 million pounds in the U.S. from 1996 to 2008, according to a new Organic Center report titled "Impacts of Genetically Engineered Crops on Pesticide Use in the United States:...

2009-10-07 07:30:00

Consumers mobilized to cast online votes at Stonyfield.com BOULDER, Colo., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Organic Center (TOC), a leading research institute focused on the science of organic food and farming, announced today that they will be included alongside the Center for Biological Diversity and the Energy Action Coalition in receiving a donation of $100,000 from Stonyfield Farm's Profit for the Planet (PFP) initiative and "bid with your lid" program. Launching October...