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Organic News

Organic News

A research professor from Washington State University, Charles Benbrook, is the first recipient of The Organic Center’s Award of Excellence for supporting the science behind the benefits of organic food and farming.

Benbrook is set to receive the award at the center’s annual dinner, scheduled in conjunction with the Natural Products Expo West, March 6-9, at the Anaheim (Calif.) Convention Center, according to a news release from The Organic Center.

U.S. families are increasingly embracing organic products in a wide range of categories, with 81% now reporting they purchase organic at least sometimes.

One of the biggest complaints among ordinary families trying to eat healthy is that clean, organic food is simply too expensive, and thus out of reach for the average budget. But eating right does not have to break the bank, especially when you know what to look for and how to shop for it.

(NaturalNews) One of the biggest challenges that organic gardeners have long faced is invasive pests, which as you may well know tend to target food crops that have not been treated with toxic pesticides. But maintaining a truly organic garden is not an impossible task, especially if you are willing to take the time to employ some tried and true methods of deterring pests without chemicals.

Crop rotation has been used since Roman times to improve plant nutrition and to control the spread of disease. A new study to be published in Nature’s The ISME Journal reveals the profound effect it has on enriching soil with bacteria, fungi and protozoa.

The United States and Japan have agreed to make it easier to import each other’s organic products.

Organic food has become very popular. But navigating the maze of organic food labels, benefits, and claims can be confusing.

With the basics behind us of what constitutes an organic product under the National Organic Program (NOP), we can move forward to comparing organic products with non-organic. What are the differences between the two, if any? Let’s explore.

The general consensus seems to be that organic food products are somehow better and safer than non-organic products. But why? What drives this consensus? Is it true? Is it as simple as “organic is better”?

Discover the real difference between organic foods and their traditionally grown counterparts when it comes to nutrition, safety and price.