The Non-GMO Blog

Company implicated in organic grain fraud connected to similar incident in 2007

Jericho Solutions, which is being investigated for selling non-organic grains as organic from 2010 to 2017, was also accused of selling a railcar of GMO soybeans as organic in 2007. The company recently implicated in a scheme to sell non-organic corn and soybeans as organic was also connected to a fraudulent shipment of organic soybeans […]

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Experts say NSF’s non-GMO certification of GMO-derived sweetener sets “dangerous precedent”

  NSF’s True North non-GMO certification of Cargill’s EverSweet synthetic biology sweetener sets a “dangerous precedent,” which could allow other synbio ingredients to be non-GMO certified; diverges from Non-GMO Project standard on GMO microorganisms Consumer advocates and non-GMO food experts have criticized the non-GMO certification of Cargill’s EverSweet sweetener by NSF’s Non-GMO True North program […]

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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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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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