Issue: April

General Mills supporting production of perennial wheat

April 15th, 2017
By Ken Roseboro

Company’s Cascadian Farm subsidiary partners with The Land Institute to commercialize Kernza® perennial wheatgrass; $500,000 charitable contribution will fund research

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Environmental journalist wades into middle of GMO battle with Food Fight: GMOs and the Future of the American Diet

March 30th, 2017
By Ken Roseboro

McKay Jenkins, who has written several books about environmentally related topics, is author of the new book, Food Fight: GMOs and the Future of the American Diet. Jenkins traveled throughout the U.S. interviewing scientists, farmers, and activists to get their perspectives on genetically modified farming and food. Unlike many GMO books that are written from […]

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Purely (potent) Pinole uses non-GMO purple corn to pack the punch

March 30th, 2017
By Arianne Pfoutz

The best things in life are often not new, but rediscoveries of traditions persisting in tucked-away corners, kept alive by wise guardians. Pinole, an ancient power food first cultivated by the Aztecs in Mexico and Central America, is one such cultural gem—a nutrient-rich food recipe that generates superior endurance, energy, and health. This coarse ground […]

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Whole Foods’ acceptance of IGEN™ non-GMO certification for supplements criticized by Non-GMO Project

March 30th, 2017
By Ken Roseboro

Whole Foods’ recent announcement that it would accept Nutrasource Diagnostics’ IGEN GMO testing program for use on dietary supplement products met with criticism from the Non-GMO Project, which said the program could mislead consumers. The Nutrasource IGEN program relies on testing of finished products, ingredients, and source materials to verify the absence of genetically modified […]

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Central Illinois farm family honored as Organic Farmers of the Year

March 30th, 2017

The Bishops of PrairiErth Farm near Atlanta, Illinois have been selected as the 2017 Organic Farmers of the Year, a national honor presented at the annual MOSES Organic Farming Conference in La Crosse, Wisconsin. This prestigious award recognizes organic farmers in the U.S. who practice outstanding land stewardship, innovation and outreach. Recipients are chosen by […]

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Regenerative agriculture can save the planet

March 30th, 2017
By Ken Roseboro

Regenerative agriculture movement aims to go beyond sustainable and organic address to mitigate climate change, rebuild soils

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