The Organic Center is a non-profit organization that funds, conducts, and communicates research on organic food and farming. This webinar will highlight their cutting-edge research being conducted in collaboration with academic and governmental institutions focusing on improving environmental sustainability, promoting human health, and overcoming agronomic challenges in the food system.
Funders can play a critical role in the organic research and communication field. The organic industry is significantly smaller than that of conventional agriculture and therefore has fewer resources coming from private industry and the federal government for organic specific research. Join this webinar to learn how you can support this field and what funders are currently doing in partnership to elevate this work.
– A Harvard-led investigation of the health effects of dietary pesticide exposure;
– A calculator being developed by the University of Virginia to quantify nitrogen pollution contributions of organic and conventional food systems;
– Organic, sustainable methods for controlling citrus greening disease;
– Research by the National Soil Project to examine the soil health of organically managed farms using a novel technique
MODERATOR Jessica Shade, Director of Science Programs, The Organic Center
Dr. Geoffrey Davies, Professor of Chemistry, Northeastern University
Dr. Elham Ghabbour, Principal Research Scientist, Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Northeastern University