Organic & Non-GMO Seed

How will GMO labeling law affect non-GMO labeling?

The new GMO labeling law being developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture might have some influence on what ingredients and foods qualify as non-GMO. Highly processed sugars and oils are examples. Also, some food industry experts think that it’s time for a national standard for non-GMO labeling.

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Solynta develops a blight-resistant non-GMO potato

Dutch company Solynta has developed a potato variety that is resistant to late blight (Phytophthora Infestans). As a result, it could greatly reduce the use of pesticides in agriculture, according to the Dutch newspaper, Financieele Dagblad.

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New study could lead to development of non-GMO corn hybrids with corn rootworm resistance

Western corn rootworm can devastate corn fields, and genetically modified corn varieties with rootworm resistance are failing as the insects develop resistance to them. A new study by University of Illinois researchers has uncovered the genetic basis of resistance to western corn rootworm, paving the way for development of non-GMO corn hybrids that can withstand the worm.

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Flynn Creek Farms: sustaining the soil and a farmer’s dream with non-GMO seeds and grains

Wisconsin based-Flynn Creek Farms focuses on developing open pollinated, non-GMO varieties of yellow, red, white, and blue corn.

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