The Organic Center debuts free virtual benefit May 26

The Organic Center premiere
The free virtual benefit will offer research, recipes, and prizes for attendees.

WASHINGTON – The Organic Center, a non-profit research organization studying organic food and organic farming, debuts a free virtual benefit on May 26.

The organization teamed up with well-known brands including Annie’s, Organic Valley, Stonyfield Organic, Whole Foods, and more for an event featuring keynote speeches, research updates, organic recipe tutorials, and prizes.

Keynote speaker, Dr. Tyrone Hayes, a professor of Integrative Biology at the University of California, Berkeley, will be giving an in-depth presentation on his research on the impact of the herbicide atrazine on amphibians.

Dr. Jessica Shade, Director of Science Programs for The Organic Center, will address attendees in a keynote on some of The Center’s research on organic milk, its study on organic’s ability to mitigate climate change, and the environmental benefits of organic cotton.

“Organic research supports farmers, communities, and our planet,” said Dr. Shade in a statement. “There is so much (in)credible science out there that demonstrates why organic food, fiber, and farming are a healthy option for people and the planet… We are thrilled that this year’s virtual benefit will be premiering such great information live into the world and sharing the science behind organic.”

Attendees have a chance to win prizes during the benefit. The Center and sponsors will ask questions live on Twitter about the science behind organic. To join in tweet  #ORGANICBENEFIT during the premiere.

Winners receive gift packs including a year’s supply of Cal-Organic/Grimmway Farms veggies, a pantry load of Amy’s organic meals, a three-month supply of Organic Valley products, a Lundberg Family Farms variety gift basket, and rice cooker, and much more.

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