Issue: September

Just how dependent is the U.S. on organic grain imports?

August 23rd, 2017

By Kellee James and Rachel Storey, Mercaris Over the past five years—since Mercaris began tracking prices of organic and non-GMO grains—domestic demand for organic grains has grown significantly. U.S. certified farmland, on the other hand, still falls significantly short of being able to fulfill that demand. This increasing gap in the supply chain has been […]

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Ancient grains appealing to modern tastes

August 23rd, 2017
By Ken Roseboro

While the American diet has been dominated by conventional grains like corn, wheat, oats, and rice, a growing number of people are choosing more rare “ancient” grains for their unique tastes, nutritional benefits, and gluten-free, organic, and non-GMO advantages. Many varieties of ancient grains What are ancient grains? “There is not an official definition of […]

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When all the kernels pop: Reist Popcorn maximizes non-GMO opportunity

August 23rd, 2017
By Arianne Pfoutz

What started out as a side business to occupy Pennsylvania’s winter months is keeping the Reist family’s third and fourth generations fully occupied—in the booming market of non-GMO snacks. Reist Popcorn Co. processes around 100,000 lbs. per day at its Mount Joy, PA processing plant—supplying snack manufacturers, distributors, and concessionaires with eight non-GMO and two […]

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Is it possible the Impossible Burger is unsafe to eat?

August 23rd, 2017
By Ken Roseboro

FDA told lab meat manufacturer it hadn’t demonstrated safety of genetically engineered heme, which has never been in the food supply.

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Kalona Organics’ “feel good” family farms story

August 23rd, 2017
By Ken Roseboro

Iowa-based Kalona Organics produces organic dairy products using milk from Amish and Mennonite family farms

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