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...

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...

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Biodiversity is critical for the function of ecosystems both on and off the farm. In recent years, we’ve seen dramatic losses...

Researchers find that organic integrated crop-livestock rotations are as safe as or safer than conventional practices

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A groundbreaking study out of Iowa...

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Tension between biodiversity conservation and risk management of foodborne pathogens in agriculture has increased since a major E. coli outbreak...

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There is a growing body of science that shows organic farming supports more biodiversity and can bring in more income than conventional farming...

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Healthy soils have greater diversity of bacteria and fungi. Much like human gut health, greater diversity of microbes results in more efficient...

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