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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Organic farmers describe challenges dealing with herbicide drift

Drift from glyphosate and dicamba weedkillers is “vandalism and trespass,” causing losses of crops, income, and organic certification for farmers

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Two billion dollar judgment against Bayer/Monsanto in glyphosate cancer trial was “devastating rebuke” to company’s science

For the third time in less than a year, a California jury has delivered a stinging blow to Bayer-Monsanto, finding that the company’s Roundup weedkiller caused cancer in a California couple and awarding them a staggering $2.055 billion in damages. In May, a jury in Alameda County Superior Court found that glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup, […]

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Promotion of GMO Impossible Burger at world’s largest natural food trade show denounced as deceptive

Impossible Foods served samples of its Impossible Burger at Natural Products Expo West without informing attendees that it was genetically engineered Natural food industry representatives and consumer advocates denounced Impossible Foods, maker of the GMO-derived Impossible Burger, for promoting their product at Natural Products Expo West, saying they were engaging in deceptive marketing. Impossible Foods […]

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