There is so much (in)credible science that explains why organic is a good choice for people and the planet, and more is published every week. The Organic Center summarizes the latest research into distilled bites so you can make informed choices. We only report on peer-reviewed studies and always will. Check out our research blog and sign up for our newsletter to get the latest science delivered right to your inbox.

Jun 26, 2019

Non-organic milk tests positive for illegal antibiotics, high levels of growth hormones

and controversial pesticide contaminants

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Jun 17, 2019

Photo Credit: Jessica Ruscello

The question of whether organic farming can feed the world has fueled many studies that calculate ratios of conventional to organic yield to...

Jun 10, 2019

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A cost/return analysis published in Agronomy Journal compared production costs, yield and net returns for conventional versus organic crop rotations...

Jun 03, 2019

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A recent study in Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems found that organic farms provide greater employment opportunities with more job...

May 27, 2019

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Organic farmers must employ integrated management strategies to control pests in an environmentally friendly way. New...

May 20, 2019

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Apple production in North America and Europe is largely threatened by two insect pests: rosy apple aphids and codling moths. In conventional apple...

May 13, 2019

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An article published in the most recent issue of the Organic Farmer magazine highlights a partnership between The Organic Center and UC Davis...

May 06, 2019

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A study recently published in The BMJ Journal found that prenatal and infant exposure to pesticides consistently correlated with higher risk...

Apr 29, 2019

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A recent study published in the Journal PlosǀOne found that the most effective strategy to terminate cover crops in systems where herbicides...

Apr 25, 2019

Citrus Greening is a devastating disease affecting citrus around the world. It has swept through the United States, wiping out over 60% of the citrus harvest in Florida alone. To date there has...

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