Mexico fights to remain GMO-free in the face of U.S. agribusiness pressure

U.S. non-GMO farmers say they can help meet Mexico’s need for non-GMO corn Last October, Mexico took a strong stand for biodiversity and sent a stinging rebuke to the multi-billion-dollar biotechnology/pesticide industry. The country’s Supreme Court unanimously denied four appeals that biotech companies had filed against a 2013 judicial decision that prohibited them from planting […]

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Soylent’s whitewashing on use of GMOs angers ag journal

Meal replacement maker backtracks from “proudly made with GMOs” to no mention of GMOs on its website When Soylent meal replacement drink was introduced in 2014, the company heavily promoted the fact that the product was made using genetically engineered ingredients including GMO soy protein. The company touted the product as “Proudly made with GMOs” […]

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Farmer: Non-GMO is not a niche market

Farmers discuss the rewards and challenges of growing non-GMO soybeans and corn By Ken Roseboro The non-GMO market is not a niche; it’s a billion-dollar market. That was one of the main takeaways from a farmer’s panel session at the Organic & Non-GMO Forum last November. The panel included three non-GMO farmers: John Heinecke of […]

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Hemp industry is poised for growth but regulatory uncertainties remain

Industrial hemp has great potential as a food and fiber crop in the United States but regulatory issues remain uncertain and need clarification. This was a key message at educational sessions on hemp at the Organic Trade Association’s Bold Ideas + Critical Conversations conference. Need to know state regulations of hemp Rend Al-Mondhiry, senior counsel […]

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Anheuser-Busch is latest large company aiming to increase U.S. organic farming acres

With demand for organic foods and beverages in the U.S. exceeding the supply of organic grains and ingredients, major companies are stepping up to increase organic farming acres. Anheuser-Busch is the latest company to give a boost to organic agriculture. In 2016 General Mills announced an initiative to double the number of organic acre from […]

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