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Organic food consumption has measurable benefits on human health: the results of a review

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(link is external) 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 increases a person’s risk for heart disease and stroke.

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Guidance for reducing loss of reactive nitrogen in organic farming systems

A new review, led by The Organic Center and published in the journal Organic Agriculture  highlights the benefits that organic farming has in reducing global nitrogen pollution, and details ways to maximize those benefits. The collaboration among The Organic Center, University of Virginia, the Louis Bolk Institute, and Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam focuses on the issue of nitrogen pollution, because it has led to a wide variety of environmental and human health problems, and is one of the drivers of climate change.

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Linee guida per ridurre la perdita di azoto reattivo nei sistemi di agricoltura biologica

Una nuova analisi, guidata dall’ Organic Center e pubblicata sulla rivista Organic Agriculture, evidenzia i benefici che l'agricoltura biologica ha nella riduzione dell'inquinamento da azoto globale e illustra i modi per massimizzare tali benefici.

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Rice: organic pest management protects beneficial insects and promotes more natural pest control

Chemical control of pests using synthetic insecticides like neonicotinoids, organophosphates and pyrethroids can harm non-target insects such as natural enemies to pests. A recent study published in the Indian Journal of Entomology found that organic farming practices protect important insects, which in turn provided more natural pest control for the farmer. Researchers in New Delhi compared the impacts of organic versus conventional pest management on the control of a rice pest known as yellow stem borer (Scirpophaga incertulas).

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Riso biologico: la gestione bio dei parassiti protegge gli insetti benefici e promuove un controllo dei parassiti più naturale

Il controllo chimico dei parassiti mediante insetticidi sintetici come neonicotinoidi, organofosfati e piretroidi può danneggiare gli insetti non-bersaglio nemici naturali dei parassiti nocivi. Un recente studio pubblicato sull'Indian Journal of Entomology ha evidenziato come le pratiche utilizzate in agricoltura biologica proteggano importanti insetti, che a loro volta hanno fornito un controllo dei parassiti più naturale per l'agricoltore.

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The benefits of organic milk and dairy products: a report by the Organic Centre

A new report by the Organic Centre "The benefits of organic dairy" analyses the new research results showing that organic is the best way to avoid contaminants in milk, that is, residues of pesticides, antibiotics or synthetic growth hormones (prohibited in Europe).

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I benefici di latte e prodotti lattiero-caseari biologici: uno studio dell’Organic Center

Un nuovo report dell’Organic Center  “The benefits of organic dairy - I benefici dei prodotti lattieri biologici” analizza i nuovi risultati della ricerca che mostrano come il biologico sia il modo migliore per evitare contaminanti nel latte, cioè residui di pesticidi, antibiotici o ormoni della crescita sintetici (vietati in Europa, NdR).

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Organic agriculture – the recycling bin for nitrogen

Nitrogen is part of the foundation for all life. But too much of a certain form of nitrogen – reactive nitrogen – can threaten both people and ecosystems, and cause a cascade of environmental problems. A new study led by researchers at the University of Virginia and co-authored by The Organic Center shows that organic farming practices can help prevent the global accumulation of reactive nitrogen, and scale back the presence of one of the major contributors to climate change.

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Agricoltura biologica: il “cestino” per il riciclo dell'azoto

L'azoto è fondamentale per ogni tipo di vita. Ma una quantità eccessiva di una certa forma di azoto – l’azoto reattivo - può minacciare sia le persone che gli ecosistemi e causare una cospicua serie di problemi ambientali. Un nuovo studio condotto da ricercatori dell'Università della Virginia assieme all’Organic Center mostra che le pratiche di agricoltura biologica possono aiutare a prevenire l'accumulo globale di azoto reattivo e ridurre la presenza di uno dei principali fattori che contribuiscono al cambiamento climatico.

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Organic techniques for better soil quality: a collection of good practices from the University of Maryland

A new study conducted by the University of Maryland in collaboration with The Organic Center — and supported by the GRO Organic research fund, Annie’s Homegrown of General Mills, and Patagonia — provides a big-picture understanding of the organic techniques that have the most impact on soil health. The working group reviewed more than 150 studies from around the world on the benefits of organic farming to soil health and climate change mitigation highlighing specific organic farming practices that are the best of the best in supporting healthy soils.

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