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 has completed a project in collaboration with USDA-AMS that provides guidance to citrus growers on organic-compliant ways to combat citrus greening disease today! More research is...
The Organic Center released a report that details the impacts of the conventional use of synthetic pesticides on farmer and farmworker health - and how organic can be used as a model to decrease the...
The Organic Center partnered with Northeastern University to explore how organic impacts carbon sequestration in the soil.   Healthy soils are the backbone of our food system. Without them, we wouldn...
The Organic Center collaborated with Washington State Univesity to create a report for growers on how organic methods can be used to combat fire blight in organic apple and pear orchards. Fire...
An OREI planning grant was awarded to the University of Wisconsin, with The Organic Center and Organic Trade Association as collaborators, to help identify an organic alternative to conventional...
The Organic Center is collaborating with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) to conduct targeted research on the factors affecting the presence of...
A recent study conducted by scientists at Emory University in collaboration with The Organic Center found that organic milk is the cleanest choice for families. Researchers tested samples from milk...
This project is a collaboration between researchers at Texas A&M University’s AgriLife Research & Extension Center, Texas A&M Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, USDA’s ARS Dale Bumpers...
This research collaboration "Multi-Regional Risk Analysis of Farm Manure Use" was a USDA Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative (OREI) funded project to further the study of the use of...
Seventy-five percent of all crops grown for food rely on pollinators, mostly honey bees, for a successful harvest. But since 2006, beekeepers have lost over a third of their bee hives. Honey bees are...

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