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2014-07-29 16:29:41

Concerns rising about dangerous chemicals being used to ward off disease WASHINGTON, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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 deadly citrus disease, staff members from more than a dozen congressional offices gathered for a briefing on Tuesday to hear from the organic industry on its efforts to find safe approved organic ways to ward off the...

2014-07-11 16:24:06

Study reinforces what millions of consumers already know: organic makes a difference WASHINGTON, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A major new study from the United Kingdom finds conclusive evidence that organic crops, and the food made from them, are nutritionally superior to their conventional counterparts, corrects many of the shortcomings of earlier studies and should put to rest any doubts about the benefits of organic, said the lead scientist of The Organic Center in...

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...

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...


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