The Non-GMO Blog

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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GMO labeling efforts reveal the best and worst of American democracy

State laws resulted from citizen action; national bill ignored citizens’ wishes in favor of corporate interests In 2014, Vermont passed the first legislation in the U.S. to require labeling of foods containing genetically engineered ingredients. A year earlier, Connecticut and Maine also passed GMO labeling bills though these were dependent on several other states passing […]

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Despite Chipotle’s challenges, “Food with Integrity” is an unstoppable trend

Companies like Chipotle offer hope that the food system can be changed The past few months have been rough for Chipotle Mexican Grill to put it mildly. The popular restaurant chain has been hit with a series of foodborne illnesses, including E. coli, norovirus, and salmonella that sickened more than 500 people in 10 states. […]

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