The Non-GMO Blog

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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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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GMO supporters have a fit as Cargill offers non-GMO products

GMO proponents attack as Cargill becomes latest big company to offer non-GMO products; move seen as threat to GMO paradigm When grain processing giant Cargill recently tweeted that it was working closely with the Non-GMO Project about verifying the company’s ingredients, GMO supporters had a Twitter fit. Canadian farmer Chris Allam called the company’s work […]

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New study finds Roundup weed killer linked to premature and underweight infants

  Increasing use of herbicides exposing more women and children to harmful pesticides throughout the Midwest A new project of the Children’s Environmental Health Network (CEHN) highlights growing concern over sharply rising herbicide use and risks to pregnant women and children living in the rural Midwest. A study of pregnant women in an Indiana obstetric […]

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Top 10 Non-GMO and Organic Events in 2016

Happy New Year! As we begin the New Year, it’s a good time to look back on significant events related to non-GMO and organic in 2016. 1. The DARK Act becomes law. President Obama signed the controversial Senate Bill 764, aka the DARK (Deny Americans the Right to Know) Act. Instead of clear label statements, […]

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