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...

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

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

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...

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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Certified organic farms are required to support biodiversity, which in return provides important services back to the farm and improves...

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While organic farming benefits the health of the environment and those who farm that land, it is critical that organic farming is profitable...

The Organic Center and University of Maryland spotlight organic farming practices that provide the biggest bang to soil health

Even with good things, there is...

Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) are beneficial soil fungi that provide important services to plant and soil health by increasing nutrient cycling, and improving soil structure and...

We are deeply disappointed to share that The Organic Center is unable to hold our fundraiser in Anaheim tomorrow, March 4, 2020, due to COVID 19 related cancellations from our sponsor companies,...

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