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Going to Expo West? Be an Organic Champion and Support The Organic Center Dinner



Are you attending Natural Products Expo West this year? Do you want to have some fun, dine with organic CEOs and visionaries while fostering organic science and research?

The Organic Center’s annual dinner is the single biggest fundraising event for the organization and the largest business networking dinner at Expo West.

It brings together hundreds of organic visionaries and leaders to enjoy an all-organic feast and spotlight the latest science on the environmental and health benefits of organic food and farming.

Renowned biologist and activist Tyrone Hayes will be the keynote speaker this year.

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Dr. Hayes, a professor of Integrative Biology at University of California, Berkeley, is known for his groundbreaking work on the impacts of the herbicide atrazine on amphibians, and his advocacy for transparency about the use of environmental chemicals and the effects they have on our health.

Dr. Hayes is much more than a renowned scientist. He has spearheaded a public outcry against atrazine, testifying at government hearings, appearing in documentaries, presenting TED Talks, and starring in a children’s book as The Frog Scientist.

I have served on The Organic Center Board Host Committee for years, and I believe in The Organic Center’s Mission.

Buying individual tickets is great—but a table or sponsorship is what matters to The Organic Center.


I am asking you to support the mission of The Organic Center by Sponsoring or Purchasing a VIP Table at our March 4th dinner party on Wednesday, March 4th.

The Organic Center’s work is extensive and relevant to all of us.

One of the most critical issues we face as a species is how to feed 9 billion people in the face of our changing climate. Did you know that The Organic Center is working on a project studying the intersection of Soil Health and Climate Research?

It builds on The Center’s past research showing that organic soil sequesters more carbon than conventional soil. The current study will focus on the specific techniques used in organic systems that prioritize soil health and mitigate climate change. The Center will also make the connection between soil building and higher yields to help organic farmers thrive.

In addition to carbon sequestration, The Center’s study on nitrous oxide shows that organic can help prevent nitrous oxide pollution. Agriculture is the largest source of this greenhouse gas that is 300 times more powerful than carbon dioxide. Nitrous oxide depletes the ozone and is a significant contributor to the warming climate. The Organic Center’s research was recently accepted for publication.

Did you see the Organic Milk Study published last year?

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The Organic Center and Emory University found that organic milk is the best choice to avoid residues of antibiotics, synthetic growth hormones and commonly used pesticides. Check it out!

Do you eat organic bacon? 

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The Organic Center is working to save it by researching organic alternatives to conventional celery powder in the curing process. This research aims to identify varietals that will meet the chemical specifications needed for curing organic meats. It will also identify management protocols that are needed to achieve target nitrate levels.

The Center is also releasing a report that takes an in-depth look at the importance of choosing organic when eating meat.

Purchasing a VIP table or Sponsoring the dinner is the main source of unrestricted funds that keep the lights on so that we can continue this work.

Without dedicated companies who sponsor or buy tables at the dinner, The Organic Center would be unable to conduct and convene credible, evidence-based science on the environmental and health effects of organic food and farming.

Please help us to continue to communicate the positive benefits of organic farming to the public and improve the efficacy of organic farming methods. Buy a VIP table or Sponsor the dinner and be one of the Organic Champions in the room.

This is a can’t-miss celebration of research and of organic. Let me know if I can count on you to be there at a table or as a sponsor.

We need more organic champions in the room!  Will you be one this year?

Join the list of Sponsors below!

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