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Details: health. Jun 26, 2019. Press Release: What’s in your milk? Choose organic for the cleanest milk, says new study. Non-organic milk tests positive for illegal antibiotics, high levels of growth hormones. and controversial pesticide contaminants. View More. Dec 10, 2018.

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New study finds health benefits of organic food The

Details: Researchers conducted a meta-analysis on 342 peer reviewed publications looking at the health benefits of organic agriculture. Specifically, they found that organic crops had significantly higher antioxidants than conventional crops, including 19% higher levels of phenolic acids, 69% higher levels of flavanones, 28% higher levels of stilbenes

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Response to “Is organic better for your health

Details: Also, the multitude of studies showing the health problems associated with pesticide exposure, especially when it comes to children and pregnant women, are glossed over. Additionally, overlooked are the dangers of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and how organic animal products can help prevent such exposure. Here is a closer look at a rundown of

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Home The Organic Center

Details: Glyphosate is the most widely used chemical in history, and its prevalence around the globe has caused concern for environmental and human health risks. The body of science that connects glyphosate to adverse consequences on human health is growing. A recent study published in the journal

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Pollinator Health The Organic Center

Details: Pollinator Health. 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 responsible for about $12.4 billion worth of crops in the United States alone every year, including many favorite fruits and

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Soil Health on Organic Farms The Organic Center

Details: The Organic Center collaborated with the University of Maryland to review the science that evaluates organic methods for building soil health. Healthy soils are essential for resilient crop production and supporting our ecosystem. They positively contribute to soil water retention, support a diversity of organisms vital to decomposition and

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The Benefits of Organic Meat The Organic Center

Details: When you eat meat, choosing organic is especially important, because meat production can have cascading effects on human health, animal welfare, and the environment. There is a long chain of resources that support the animals used for meat production.

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Organic Farming Practices for Improving Soil Health

Details: Soil health is defined as the capacity of the soil to function as a vital living ecosystem that sustains plants, animals, and humans. Because soil health has a qualitative nature, farmers and scientists across the world have developed their own set of indicators of soil health …

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Organic Recipes The Organic Center

Details: Organic Recipes. Feed your family healthy and organic meals with The Organic Center’s favorite recipes. Each dish comes with a side of science on the nutritional and environmental benefits of the organic ingredients used. We have included a variety of vegetarian and vegan recipes that your kids will love.

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health The Organic Center

Details: Pesticide residues in breast milk from Tanzania and their associated health risks Photo credit: Nerissa's ring A recent study published in Environmental Research is the first study to quantify amounts of organochlorine pesticides and polychlorinated

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Review finds organic food consumption has measurable

Details: Consumption of organic foods continues to increase around the globe, and many choose organic for its health benefits. A recent review published in the journal Nutrients shows that increased organic food consumption is associated with fewer incidences of infertility, birth defects, pre-eclampsia, allergies, middle ear infections in children, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and metabolic syndrome, which

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Human Health The Organic Center

Details: Human Health. Jul 19, 2021. Organic farming uses fewer pesticides, reduces dietary exposure on produce. In contrast to conventional farming, organic farming relies more on natural processes than chemicals to manage and prevent pests and diseases. A new study published in …

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human health The Organic Center

Details: human health. Jul 12, 2021. Prenatal exposure to glyphosate impacts reproductive tract development for baby girls. Glyphosate is the most widely used chemical in history, and its prevalence around the globe has caused concern for environmental and human health risks. The body of science that connects

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Organic Health Benefits Part 3: The Nutritional Benefits

Details: Organic Health Benefits Part 3: The Nutritional Benefits of Organic Fruits and Vegetables. Oct 12, 2014. Do you think eating organic is better for you? Recent studies are backing up what many thought: organic foods do indeed have a healthier nutritional profile than their conventional counterparts. And they’re also lower in pesticide residues.

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Healthfulness of Organic Rice The Organic Center

Details: Organic rice paddies also use environmentally friendly soil amendments such as compost, which helps increase soil health and decrease nutrient run-off. Additionally, the organic industry has taken a proactive stance on ensuring the healthfulness of organic rice by supporting research on methods for decreasing levels of arsenic in organic rice

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The benefits of organic dairy: healthier cows = healthier

Details: The report also contains results from a breaking news study published in Public Health Nutrition, which shows that organic milk offers more than enhanced nutritional qualities- it is safer too. This study found pesticide and illegal antibiotic contamination in non-organic milk purchased off the store shelf. Researchers looked at samples of milk

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Soil Health The Organic Center

Details: Soil Health. Jul 05, 2021. Using manure fertilizer closes organic yield gap by promoting bottom-up pest control. Organic farmers rely on natural predators to help control their crop pests rather than using chemical sprays. A new study published in the Journal of Applied Ecology found that using organic

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Organically managed honey bees have healthier gene

Details: Honey bee health is affected by a myriad of factors including the diversity and quality of food available to them, exposure to pesticides, and attacks by parasites and diseases. Genetic activity linked to immune response can be measured to indicate health of the hive.

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The Organic Center Bringing You the Science Behind Organic

Details: The Organic Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit research and education organization based out of Washington D.C. Our mission is to conduct and convene credible, evidence-based science on the environmental and health effects of organic food and farming and communicate the findings to the public.

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Our Work The Organic Center

Details: Our Work. 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.

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(In)credible Science. Credibly Sourced. The Organic Center

Details: Strengthening and expand organic practices and commodities which reduce the use of toxic, synthetic chemicals and have clear benefits to human health and the environment. The Organic Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit research and education organization. We greatly appreciate our generous supporters who make our work possible

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Identifying the best of the best in organic agriculture

Details: The Organic Center's mission is to convene credible, evidence-based science on the health and environmental benefits of organic food and farming and to communicate the findings to the public. The Center is an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) research and education organization operating under the administrative auspices of the Organic Trade

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What are the Benefits of Organic Milk and Dairy Products

Details: A recent study published in Public Health Nutrition shows that organic milk does NOT contain any residues of currently used pesticides or antibiotics, and has lower levels of growth hormones than conventional milk. The study also found that non-organic milk tested positive for illegal antibiotics, high levels of growth hormones and

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Environment The Organic Center

Details: Soil health hinges on robust communities of soil bacteria and insects. However, a recent science review published in Frontiers in Environmental Science shows that pesticides sprayed both above and View More. May 24, 2021.

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soil health The Organic Center

Details: Soil health hinges on robust communities of soil bacteria and insects. However, a recent science review published in Frontiers in Environmental Science shows that pesticides sprayed both above and

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The OFRF Organic Farming for Health & Prosperity Report

Details: The OFRF Organic Farming for Health & Prosperity Report. , we recommend that you check it out! This report examines the societal benefits of organic agriculture in North America, and is based on scientific, peer-reviewed literature. Some of the findings covered in this publication include improved soil health, water quality, biodiversity levels

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Organic farming improves onion quality production and soil

Details: The organic plots also exhibited improved soil health with higher levels of soil organic carbon, a larger population of soil microbes, more enzyme activity from beneficial microorganisms and a higher fungus-to-bacteria ratio. From the findings, the authors concluded that organic farming is more sustainable than conventional farming.

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Communicating science and filling gaps in research needs

Details: SOIL HEALTH. There was an acceleration of research about the benefits of organic regarding soil health—fitting because 2015 was the International Year of the Soil. Soil is the backbone of our food security, so practices that support and maintain healthy soil …

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Press Release: What’s in your milk

Details: The biggest health concern is a life-threatening allergic reaction (acute hypersensitivity). About 2 percent of the general population is severely allergic to sulfa drugs. Outside of allergic reactions, there are many adverse side effects connected to the sulfonamide class of antibiotics.

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Human health dangers of neonicotinoid use The Organic Center

Details: Photo credit: Chafer Machinery. Researchers at George Washington University published a paper examining the human health impacts of neonicotinoid pesticide exposure.Examining ten years of research on the health effects of neonicotinoids, they found only eight studies that looked at the link between human health and exposure to neonicotinoids, including three neonicotinoid poisoning …

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What about Animal Welfare and Climate Change

Details: Health Care. Organic farmers must manage livestock using preventive livestock health care practices, such as selecting species appropriate for site-specific conditions, providing healthy feed rations, safe and clean housing, and minimizing stress. Certain other health care medicines, including vaccines and some parasiticides, may be used if

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soil health The Organic Center

Details: soil health. Dec 13, 2017. Organic farming supports soil microbes. Photo credit: Brian Boucheron. It’s the little teeny things in our soils – the invisible-to-the-eye microorganisms -- that make a big difference. Studies from across the View More. Oct 04, 2017.

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Organic cacao production improves soil microbiome The

Details: Much like human gut health, greater diversity of microbes results in more efficient and complete nutrient uptake. For crop plants, better nutrient uptake increases their health and results in higher yields. An added bonus of healthy soils is that they can hold more water and reduce erosion and nutrient runoff.

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European Parliament commissions report on health benefits

Details: Photo credit: Masahiro Ihara. A new report commissioned by the European Parliament reviews the existing scientific literature on the human health implications of organic food and agriculture. The report highlights the importance of pesticide avoidance particularly for children and pregnant and mothers. Epidemiological studies have demonstrated negative effects of low-level pesticide exposure

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The discovery of leaking barrels of DDT in ocean dumping

Details: DDT is an insecticide commonly used to control mosquito-transmitted malaria in the 1900s, but was eventually banned across the globe because of extremely adverse side effects on human and environmental health.

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First-ever Organic Confluences Summit a Resounding Success

Details: Soil health is the basis of our food system yet many farming practices deplete soil health. The amount of soil organic carbon is perhaps one of the most important parameters for measuring soil health. Soil with more organic matter is more stable and has improved aeration, water infiltration, and water­-holding capacity, and provides resilience

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pesticide The Organic Center

Details: Study estimates the costs of pesticide use at $15 billion. Opponents to organic often cite the benefits of pesticide use, such as controlling pests and increasing yields. However, economic models rarely

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GMOs The Organic Center

Details: GMOs. Mar 29, 2021. Flame weeding provides a sustainable and affordable strategy to manage weeds in organic corn. In conventional corn-soy rotations, weed control is accomplished through the use of herbicides and usually the crops are genetically modified to tolerate those herbicides.

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The Benefits of Organic Meat

Details: human health concerns today, and contributes to thousands of deaths each year. Antibiotic resistance isn’t the only concern with exposure to antibiotics. Many people have allergic reactions ranging from minor to acute when exposed to some classes of antibiotics (e.g. penicillin and sulfonamides).

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A review of 400 studies shows all types of pesticides are

Details: Soil health hinges on robust communities of soil bacteria and insects. However, a recent science review published in Frontiers in Environmental Science shows that pesticides sprayed both above and below ground are dramatically reducing soil biodiversity. Covering 400 studies that included responses of 275 unique species including earthworms, beetles, ants, and ground nesting bees, this …

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Flowering cover crops can suppress weeds while providing

Details: Incorporating cover crops into crop rotations is known to have many benefits to soil health and ultimately crop yield. However, they are often prevented from flowering--which would support pollinators--because of fear that the cover crops will set seed and later become weeds.

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Managing Soil Amendments for Food Safety and Soil Health

Details: 07/15/2021 - 2:00pm. Join The Organic Center for a Webinar on Managing Soil Amendments for Food Safety and Soil Health, taking place Thursday July 15, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern / 11:00 a.m. Pacific. Soil amendment use is one option among a number of management practices that growers have to support plant growth and build healthy soils.

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Cancer study has major limitations The Organic Center

Details: One example of a study that has been taking a long-term perspective on the effects pesticide exposures have on health is the CHAMACOS project by the Center for Environmental Research and Children’s Health (CERCH) at the University of California, Berkeley. This project started in 1999 when CERCH enrolled 601 pregnant women living in the

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Prenatal Pesticide Exposure Leads to Lower IQ in Children

Details: Three Studies Confirm Bad News About OP Insecticide Exposures. On April 21, the highly regarded journal Environmental Health Perspectives published online, ahead of print, the results of three studies carried out at three different universities, using three different methods exploring the same phenomenon – the impacts of prenatal exposures to organophosphate (OP) insecticides on the

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