Danone North America commits $6 million for regenerative agriculture, soil health research

Danone North America recently launched a ground-breaking soil health initiative with renowned experts and academics to build best-in-class soil health programs to benefit our farms and communities. The company shared an ambition to commit up to $6 million for the research program over the next five years. This program will begin with products involved in […]

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Certified Transitional program expands as Kashi increases ingredient sourcing, Bunge offers transitional corn ingredients

Certified Transitional program helps farmers earn a premium for crops during the three-year transition to organic A program to help farmers switch to organic production continues to grow as cereal maker Kashi is purchasing more Certified Transitional ingredients and grain processor Bunge North America is now offering transitional corn ingredients. Since launching the Certified Transitional […]

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Iowa farm damaged by dicamba drift

Drift from dicamba herbicide damaged chestnut trees grown by an Iowa farmer last fall. Tom Wahl, owner of Red Fern Farm in Wapello, Iowa said drift damage was widespread over 14 acres of chestnut trees. The drift came from a soybean farm that is southwest of his farm about one-quarter of a mile away. Production […]

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Year in review: The 10 biggest organic and non-GMO news stories of 2017

As we begin 2018, it’s a good time to look back at the 10 most significant events in the organic and non-GMO markets in 2017.

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It’s a fact: “Peel Back the Label” is bound to fail

About 10 years ago, Monsanto’s genetically engineered bovine growth hormone, rBST or rBGH, was in trouble. Leading dairy processors and major supermarket chains, such as Wal-Mart, Costco, Kroger, and Safeway were banning the use of rBST in dairy production. Monsanto had big plans for rBST, which is injected into cows to increase milk production. But […]

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