November/December

Tests to detect gene-edited GMO traits could be available within a year

Efforts are underway to develop PCR methods to detect GMO traits developed using gene editing techniques

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U.S. certified organic operations outpaced acreage for 2018

By Ryan Koory, senior economist at Mercaris U.S. certified organic farm operation expansion has outpaced organic acreage according to research conducted by Mercaris for its 2018 Organic and Non-GMO Acreage Report. Mercaris found that 10,912 farms were certified for organic field crop (corn, soybeans, wheat, oats, hay, and rye) production in the U.S. as of […]

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True grits: Old-fashioned, non-GMO Southern comfort food rises again

Some traditions are best left untouched. Millennials and health-conscious consumers are showing a strong preference for clean, non-GMO, minimally processed foods—the “kind your grandmother would recognize.” It’s hard to imagine any food fitting that bill better than a corn conventionally grown with traditional breeding, with minimal use of chemical inputs, harvested by hand, and stoneground […]

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Bad spud: GMO potato creator now fears its impact on human health

New book, Pandora’s Potatoes, describes genetic engineer’s work to develop the Innate genetically modified potato and his misgivings about that work

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New GMO technologies present big challenges to non-GMO supply chain, certification

Next generation GMOs are entering the food chain without regulation, claiming to be “non-transgenic”

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