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Publication Archive

. . . . . 2013 Annual Report

Critical Issue Report: Fire Blight Control Program in Organic Fruit

Author(s): Harold Ostenson and David Granatstein

Date: March 2014

Deeper Shade of Green: Lessons from Grass-based Organic Dairy Farms

Author(s): Charles Benbrook, Ph.D.

Date: August 2012

With the Grain: A closer look at the nutrient quality of grain, grain-based products, and the role of organic agriculture

Author(s): Erin Smith, Charles Benbrook and Donald R. Davis

Date: July 2012

A Closer Look at What’s in Our Daily Bread

Author(s): Erin Smith, Charles Benbrook and Donald R. Davis

Date: April 2012

Transforming Jane Doe’s Diet

Author(s): Charles Benbrook, Ph.D.

Date: September 2011

“Identifying Smart Food Choices on the Path to Healthier Diets”

Author(s): Charles M. Benbrook, PhD and Donald R. Davis, PhD

Date: September 2011

Identifying Smart Food Choices on the Path to Healthier Diets

Author(s): Charles M. Benbrook, Donald R. Davis

Date: September 2011

The Organic Center’s “Dietary Risk Index” — Tracking Relative Pesticide Risks in Foods and Beverages

Author(s): Charles Benbrook, Ph.D.

Date: September 2011

A Dairy Farm’s Footprint: Evaluating the impacts of Conventional and Organic Farming Systems

Author(s): Charles Benbrook, Cory Carman, E. Ann Clark, Cindy Daley, Wendy Fulwider, Michael Hansen, Carlo Leifert, Klaas Martens, Laura Paine, Lisa Petkewitz, Guy Jodarski, Francis Thicke, Juan Velez and Gary Wegner

Date: November 2010

“Shades of Green” User’s Manual — Guide and Documentation for a Daily Farm Management System Calculator

Date: October 2010

What Does Sustainable Agriculture Have to Offer? Conclusions and Recommendations in Two NAS/NRC Reports

Author(s): Charles Benbrook, Ph.D.

Date: July 2010

The Magnitude and Impacts of the Biotech and Organic Seed Price Premium

Author(s): Charles Benbrook, Ph.D.

Date: December 2009

Impacts of Genetically Engineered Crops on Pesticide Use in the United States: The First Thirteen Years

Author(s): Charles Benbrook, Ph.D.

Date: November 2009

That First Step: Organic Food and a Healthier Future

Author(s): Christine McCollum-Gomez, Charles Benbrook and Richard Theuer

Date: March 2009

That First Step: Organic Food and a Healthier Future

Author(s): Christine McCollum-Gomez, Charles Benbrook and Richard Theuer

Date: March 2009

Shades of Green: Quantifying the Benefits of Organic Dairy Production

Author(s): Charles Benbrook, Ph.D.

Date: March 2009

Simplifying the Pesticide Risk Equation: The Organic Option

Author(s): Charles M. Benbrook, Chief Scientist, The Organic Center

Date: March 2008

New Evidence Confirms the Nutritional Superiority of Plant-Based Organic Foods

Author(s): Charles M. Benbrook, Xin Zhao, Jaime Yáñez, Neal Davies and Preston Andrews

Date: March 2008

Still No Free Lunch: Nutrient Levels in U.S. Food Supply Eroded by Pursuit of High Yields

Author(s): Brian Halweil

Date: September 2007

Unfinished Business: Preventing E. Coli 0157 Outbreaks in Leafy Greens

Author(s): Charles Benbrook, Ph.D.

Date: June 2007

Food Irradiation for Fresh Produce

Author(s): Edward Groth III, Ph.D.

Date: April 2007

Is the FDA’s Cloning Proposal Ready for Prime Time?

Author(s): James Riddle, Organic Outreach Coordinator, University of Minnesota

Date: February 2007

E. Coli O157:H7 Frequently Asked Questions

Author(s): Charles Benbrook, Ph.D.

Date: December 2006

Assessing Soil Quality in Organic Agriculture

Author(s): Alan J. Franzlubbers and Richard L. Haney, USDA Agricultural Research Service

Date: October 2006

Do Organic Fruits and Vegetables Taste Better than Conventional Fruits and Vegetables?

Author(s): Richard C. Theuer

Date: September 2006

Breaking the Mold: Impacts of Organic and Conventional Farming Systems on Mycotoxins in Food and Livestock Feed

Author(s): Charles M. Benbrook, Chief Scientist, The Organic Center

Date: September 2006

Impacts of Organic Farming on the Efficiency of Energy Use in Agriculture

Author(s): David Pimental

Date: August 2006

Successes and Lost Opportunities to Reduce Children’s Exposure to Pesticides since the Mid-1990s

Author(s): Charles Benbrook, Ph.D.

Date: August 2006

Elevating Antioxidant Levels in Food through Organic Farming and Food Processing

Author(s): Charles M. Benbrook, Chief Scientist, The Organic Center

Date: January 2005

Minimizing Pesticide Dietary Exposure through Consumption of Organic Food

Author(s): Charles M. Benbrook, Chief Scientist, The Organic Center

Date: May 2004