May 22, 2020
Participation needed from farmers and farm supporters

Dr. Ankita Raturi at Purdue University, one of the Organic Center’s Scientific Counselors, is leading a project that will result in the design...

May 18, 2020

Woody vines can plague farms in the eastern U.S. nestled among natural woody areas, as well as home gardens across the entire country. Glyphosate (Roundup) has been a commonly used herbicide to...

May 18, 2020

Organic certification prohibits continuous confinement and the use of antibiotics in livestock production, which increases the health and wellbeing of the animals, as well as those who handle them...

May 18, 2020

The body of science that shows organic farming can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase carbon storage, and mitigate climate change is growing. However, since organic production  is generally...

May 18, 2020

Chemical control of pests using synthetic insecticides like neonicotinoids, organophosphates and pyrethroids can harm non-target insects such as  natural enemies to pests. A recent study published...

Apr 27, 2020

While the agricultural sector uses the majority of conventional pesticides, lawn and home garden care accounts for 24 percent of pesticide sales and 6 percent of overall...

Apr 20, 2020

Organic agricultural practices provide many ecosystem services that improve farm production while simultaneously protecting the environment. For instance, organic farming...

Apr 13, 2020

Photo Credit: Kelly Sikkema

According to a new study in the journal Foods, conventional farmers are now using twice as much glyphosate spray as they did in the...

Apr 09, 2020
The Organic Center collaborates in new study that finds organic ag can curb nitrogen pollution

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 9, 2020)—Nitrogen is part of the foundation for all life. But too much of a...

Apr 06, 2020

Palm oil is a widely used ingredient in processed foods and a popular cooking oil that is often preferred for its affordability when compared to other vegetable oils. Unfortunately, oil palm...

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