Guest Blogger

Charles Benbrook PhD

Charles Benbrook PhD

Dr. Charles (Chuck) Benbrook is the Chief Scientist of the Organic Center. He joined the staff in 2003 where he works tirelessly (except a few fishing trips) to create scientifically based reports, papers, and articles to educate the public about the importance of organic food.

Before joining the Organic Center, Dr. Benbrook worked in Washington, D.C. on agricultural policy, science and regulatory issues from 1979 through 1997. He served for 1.5 years as the agricultural staff expert on the Council for Environmental Quality at the end of the Carter Administration. Following the election of Ronald Reagan, he moved to Capitol Hill in early 1981 and was the Executive Director of the Subcommittee of the House Committee on Agriculture with jurisdiction over pesticide regulation, research, trade and foreign agricultural issues. In 1984 Benbrook was recruited to the job of Executive Director, Board on Agriculture of the National Academy of Sciences, a position he held for seven years. Several influential NAS reports were done in this period on the need for and aspects of sustainable agriculture.

In late 1990 he formed Benbrook Consulting Services. Chuck has written many reports, books, and peer reviewed articles on agricultural science, technology, public health, and environmental issues.

Contact Chuck at his office in Troy, Oregon at 541-828-7918, or via email at [email protected]

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Blog Posts by Charles Benbrook PhD

  • Top 12 Reasons to Go Organic – Number 3, 2 &1

    Top 12 Reasons to Go Organic – Number 3, 2 &1

    We’re down to the final 3 reasons to buy organic foods for your family. It’s striking what science has shown about the difference organic food can make to the nutritional quality of food. It’s no wonder the final 3 reasons all celebrate what organic food can do for you and your family. Dr. Greene

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  • Top 12 Reasons to Go Organic – Number 5 & 4

    Top 12 Reasons to Go Organic – Number 5 & 4

    In my opinion keeping unnecessary hormones and antibiotics out of our food system is of vital importance. And while many people think the jury is still out on GMO foods, I suggest minimizing or avoiding them, especially during pregnancy and early childhood. What about you? Dr. Greene

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  • Top 12 Reasons to Go Organic – Number 7 & 6

    Top 12 Reasons to Go Organic – Number 7 & 6

    As a parent, I am vitally concerned with the quality of food my grandchildren will have available. Read reason 7 and 6 below and see if you agree that buying organic makes sense. Dr. Greene

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  • Top 12 Reasons to Go Organic – Number 10, 9, & 8

    Top 12 Reasons to Go Organic – Number 10, 9, & 8

    This week we’re counting down the top 12 reasons to dip into your pocketbook and buy organic food. Yesterday we discussed the importance to farmworkers and rural neighbors. Today we’ll continue on with the Organic Centers top 12 Countdown. Dr. Greene

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  • Top 12 Reasons to Go Organic – Number 12 & 11

    Top 12 Reasons to Go Organic – Number 12 & 11

    People often ask if organic is really that much better. It often costs more – sometimes much more. In today’s economy buying organic and feeling a family on a budget can take a lot of planning and often extra work. Is it worth it? I think so. That’s why I sit on the Board of […]

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