The Non-GMO E-Newsletter

FoodChain ID adds organic certification services

FoodChain ID, a leading food safety, testing and verification organization, expands its services with the addition of organic certifications for U.S. companies in response to the industry’s growing need for integrated solutions. Widely recognized for its non-GMO verification services, many of FoodChain ID’s clients have requested stacked organic inspections to consolidate their certifications with fewer […]

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CRISPR gene editing creates unwanted DNA changes

The popular new gene editing tool, CRISPR-Cas9, is not as precise as some have thought: undesired DNA deletions and rearrangements can slip through undetected. These changes, seen before in CRISPR and other gene editing tools, could hamper development of reliable therapies and confuse interpretation of results. “I do think this has been underappreciated by the […]

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Mercaris becomes Certified B Corporation®

To formalize its dedication to creating positive social and environmental impact, Mercaris became a Certified B Corporation® in April. Attaining the certification required thorough assessment of ongoing operations, and provided incentive for Mercaris to improve and institutionalize the way it engages with stakeholders, manages its day-to-day operations, and communicates and interacts with customers. The Mercaris […]

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Following exit from GMA, major food companies launch Sustainable Food Policy Alliance

Founding member companies include Danone, Mars, Nestlé USA and Unilever; Alliance seen “further marginalizing” Grocery Manufacturers Association

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Monsanto trial begins over Roundup/cancer connection

Over 400 farmers, consumers, and landscape workers have sued Monsanto, claiming its Roundup weed killer triggered non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a blood cell cancer—and their consolidated lawsuits opened trial in early July in San Francisco. One dying man, 46-year-old father of three DeWayne Johnson, is taking the plaintiff’s seat in the courtroom. Johnson, a school groundskeeper in […]

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