Issue: 2017

Non-GMO verified probiotics coming to market

May 26th, 2017
By Ken Roseboro

As another indication of the growing non-GMO food trend, manufacturers of probiotics, which are beneficial bacteria used in foods and supplements, are getting their products Non-GMO Project Verified. Ganeden and Deerland Enzymes have both introduced non-GMO verified probiotics to capitalize on strong trends for both non-GMO foods and probiotics. Probiotics are defined by the World […]

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Non-GMO food labeling programs increasing in Europe

May 26th, 2017
By Ken Roseboro

As more EU member states establish non-GMO labeling for meat, dairy, and egg products, an initiative to harmonize the labels in the Danube Region may lead to an EU-wide labeling standard

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SOL Organics offers super soft organic cotton bedding for “transparent luxury”

May 26th, 2017
By Arianne Pfoutz

A small Minnesota-based company has a big vision: provide high quality, Fair Trade, organic cotton bedding at an affordable price, while enriching the livelihood of small farmers in India and stimulating the switch from GMO to organic, non-GMO cotton growing. Vishal Naithani and Sachin Chauhan, co-founders of SOL (Sustained Organic Living) Organics, have worked in […]

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Chef aims to be catalyst for change to non-GMO corn in tortilla industry

May 26th, 2017
By Ken Roseboro

Ivan Calderon’s Southern California-based Tortillería Orgánica & Café offers healthy Mexican cuisine and will supply non-GMO tortillas

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GMOs 2.0: New technologies, new risks, and no regulations

May 26th, 2017
By Ken Roseboro

Many products made using new genetic engineering technologies such as synthetic biology and gene editing are entering the market with little or no regulation and even with “natural” or “non-GMO” claims

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Glyphosate testing and certification on the rise as health concerns mount

April 28th, 2017
By Arianne Pfoutz

“Helpful information with a high degree of confidence.” That’s what Larry Bohlen’s company, Health Research Institute (HRI) Laboratories, promises to individuals, farmers, government bodies and universities who want to test their urine, food products and soil for residues of the herbicide glyphosate. Glyphosate testing has exploded in the last couple of years—Fernando Rubio of Abraxis, […]

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New association aims to be voice for America’s organic farmers

April 28th, 2017
By Ken Roseboro

A newly formed Organic Farmers Association (OFA) aims to represent organic farmers throughout the United States, lobby for their interests in Washington, DC and help advance organic agriculture nationwide. OFA was the focus of an educational session at the Organic Farming Conference held in February in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. “This organization is here for organic farmers […]

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Chipotle using transitional beans and rice in restaurants

April 28th, 2017
By Ken Roseboro

Also becomes first restaurant chain to eliminate added colors, flavors, and preservatives in ingredients

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Dannon milk supplier has no problems sourcing non-GMO feed

April 28th, 2017
By Ken Roseboro

Despite predictions of limited non-GMO feed supplies, McCarty Family Farms sources all the feed it needs to meet Dannon’s non-GMO commitment

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Organic feed suppliers expanding to keep pace with demand

April 28th, 2017
By Ken Roseboro

Poultry driving feed demand, cheap organic grain imports impact suppliers and farmers

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