Consumer advocates criticize NSF’s non-GMO certification of sweetener derived from GMO yeast

They say NSF’s True North non-GMO certification of Cargill’s EverSweet synthetic biology sweetener sets a “dangerous precedent;” product would not be certified by the Non-GMO Project.

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Monsanto-supported “coexistence” meeting focuses on bashing organic

Two speakers with ties to Monsanto devoted much of their presentations to criticizing organic farming and food at an educational session that was supposed to focus on agricultural coexistence between organic and other farming systems. The session, “Embracing Agriculture Co-Existence: Organic, Conventional, and Biotech,” was held at the IFT Annual Meeting and Expo held in […]

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Experts: focus on the positives when talking to conventional farmers about organic agriculture

Criticizing conventional agriculture will turn farmers against organic, say speakers at Organic Confluences Summit

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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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