We’re honored to partner with established research institutions, universities, and non-profits in the pursuit and achievement of sound science for the public good. Our research empowers consumers and helps strengthen and expand sustainable farming to make organic even better.

The science supporting organic is (in)credible.

Projects

The Organic Center partnered with the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) to look at research priorities within the organic community READ THE CONVENING OUTCOMES COMMENT ON THE...
Over the past 20 years the use of pesticides in conventional agriculture has skyrocketed, leading to widespread contamination of non-target areas, including organic farms.  While the organic...
This project is funded by the USDA Specialty Crop Multi-State Program grant to look at the benefits of livestock integration through cover-crop grazing on bacterial population dynamics, soil building...
The Organic Center collaborated with Professor James Galloway’s team at the University of Virginia to investigate the effect of different farming systems on nitrogen pollution. Over the last century...
The Organic Center collaborated with the University of Maryland to review the science that evaluates organic methods for building soil health.      Healthy soils are essential for resilient crop...
The Organic Center is compiling scientific literature into a comprehensive report that highlights the environmental, animal welfare and human health benefits of organic meat. When you eat meat,...
From Field Through the Supply Chain Cotton is one of the most widely grown crops in the world, and conventional cotton is one of the most chemically intensive crops with serious consequences for both...
Healthy soils are the backbone of our food system and essential to global food security. They are crucial for resilient crop production and they support a diversity of organisms vital to...
The Organic Center is collaborating with the Sustainability and Health Initiative for NetPositive Enterprise (SHINE) at the Harvard School of Public Health on a research project looking at the net-...
The Organic Center collaborated with Professor John Quinn at Furman University on The Healthy Farm Index (HFI) Biodiversity Calculator project to enable farmers to measure and optimize multiple...
Antibiotics are widely administered to conventional livestock raised for food consumption. Of particular concern is the use of antibiotics not to treat infections or prevent diseases, but to simply...
Intensive agriculture can have devastating effects on soil health as it degrades soil aggregation and water holding capacity, prevents carbon sequestration, and leads to runoff and erosion losses....

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