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VIP Dinner

The Organic Center is holding its 12th Annual VIP Dinner on Thursday, March 5th, 2015 in Anaheim, CA. With over 500 attendees expected, you won’t want to miss the largest organic business networking event at Expo West. At this celebratory fundraising dinner, you’ll hear thought-provoking keynote speakers discuss the intersection of food, farming, science and politics. A celebrity-chef-designed menu will feature delicious appetizers, delectable main courses, and mouthwatering desserts made with the finest organic ingredients. The evening will start with a cocktail reception and end with a rhythm & blues soul band — so you can count on plenty of time to connect with friends, colleagues, and the industry’s leading innovators.

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Organic carrots have similar yields, and potential for higher nutrients

Oct 18, 2013

 

Photo Credit:  Nanao Wagatsuma

Photo Credit: Nanao Wagatsuma

A study by Dr. Bender and Dr. Ingver at the Jõgeva Plant Breeding Institute looked at how agricultural management affects yield and nutrient content of carrots. They compared marketable yield, vitamin C content, and total sugar content of organic and conventional carrots over three growing seasons in Estonia. Findings showed there were no significant differences in the yields of the organically grown versus the conventionally grown carrots. While there were no nutritional differences between organic and conventional carrots for two of the three years, there were higher vitamin C levels and higher sugars in organic carrots during 2012 and 2010, respectively. This study shows that environmental interactions with management system have the potential to increase crop nutrition during certain years for organically managed produce without compromising yields.

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