Issue: 2017

Dicamba herbicide drift damaging thousands of acres of crops—again

August 1st, 2017
By Ken Roseboro

Last year, illegal use of the herbicide dicamba on genetically modified soybeans and cotton led to thousands of acres of soybeans, vegetables, and fruit being damaged by drift from the herbicide in 10 states. It even led to one farmer to allegedly murder another over a drift dispute in Arkansas. This year, the drift disaster […]

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How to thrive in the non-GMO marketplace

July 26th, 2017

By Rachel Storey and Kellee James, Mercaris With many consumers paying more attention to the quality of their food, as well as where it is coming from, demand has been shifting away from conventional grains and towards organic and non-GMO for quite some time. There are profound differences when it comes to buying or selling […]

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Baseball player aims to star in a new field—organic farming

July 26th, 2017
By Ken Roseboro

Washington Nationals’ Jayson Werth describes his journey eating and growing organic at Organic Trade Association’s 2017 Policy Conference

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Dannon reaching non-GMO milestones to achieve company Pledge

July 26th, 2017
By Ken Roseboro

Yogurt maker successfully sourcing non-GMO feed for dairy cows; introduces first Non-GMO Project verified products

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Organic industry taking steps to crack down on fraudulent imports

July 26th, 2017
By Ken Roseboro

Industry leaders say increasing domestic organic grain production is key to minimizing fraudulent imports

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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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