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

 

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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. Continue reading “Going to Expo West? Be an Organic Champion and Support The Organic Center Dinner”

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The Organic Center’s Confluences: Embrace Organic Agriculture To Fight Our Climate Crisis

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I’ve written quite a lot about the Climate Crisis because it should be top of mind for all of us.

NOAAjust confirmed that this summer matched 2016 as the hottest on record. Ice coverage in the Arctic shrunk to the second smallest ever recorded.

The Organic Center’s Confluences Conference, last week at Expo East, drove home the fact that organic agriculture is a solution we must embrace. Continue reading “The Organic Center’s Confluences: Embrace Organic Agriculture To Fight Our Climate Crisis”

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Climate Change Takes Center Stage at Expo East Next Week

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As I write this, Dorian, whose winds are the strongest ever recorded so far north in the Atlantic Ocean, is laying waste to the Bahamas. It threatens to wreak havoc along the Eastern States.

The Amazon rainforest continues to burn, threatening the very survival of many species – including ourselves.

July was the hottest month on record for the planet, edging out the previous record-holder in July 2016. The record warmth shrank Arctic and Antarctic sea ice to historic lows.

Next week I travel to Expo East in Baltimore – and yes, I must ride a carbon belching chariot – but my focus will be on ways to reverse this climate emergency through food and agriculture.

If you care about the survival of life as we know it – and – you’ll be attending Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore – it would behoove you to attend and participate in several key events. Continue reading “Climate Change Takes Center Stage at Expo East Next Week”

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Why didn’t the UN Climate Report Offer Organic Farming as a Solution?

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We’ve all felt it; the dog days are expanding their territory, lasting longer and showing their teeth more often.

According to NOAA, eight of the ten warmest years on record have occurred within the past decade. 2016 was the warmest year in the history of instrumental observation, and 2017 was the warmest year without an El Niño influence.

If the current greenhouse gas emissions rates persist, it will result in the continuation of the global temperature increase.

The Paris Climate Agreement’s goal of limiting warming to 1.5°C will require transformational challenges – especially in land use and farming. It is unattainable with our current practices,

On August 8th,the UN Climate released its special report on Climate Change and Land Use.  It held dire warnings; unless we change the way we eat and farm, we are all in for a bit of trouble. Continue reading “Why didn’t the UN Climate Report Offer Organic Farming as a Solution?”

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A Case for Eating Organic Food – My Grandmother Would Agree

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My grandmother was born in 1889 and lived to the ripe old age 92. She died of natural causes and had no cancer in her bones. For most of her life, the food she ate was essentially organic. For it was only after WWII, around 1945, that we began applying chemicals used in war to our fields and furrows.

Could her all-organic diet have contributed to her long and healthy life?

A new study suggests that just may be the case. Continue reading “A Case for Eating Organic Food – My Grandmother Would Agree”