The Non-GMO Blog

Lawsuit challenges “Bioengineered” GMO food labeling

Retailers and advocates argue USDA rules discriminate against tens of millions of Americans, exempt most GMO foods, mislead consumers, and restrict retailer speech Advocates for mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods were unanimous in criticizing the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard to label such foods. After several years of fighting for […]

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Groundskeeper wins appeal against Bayer over his cancer linked to glyphosate

But court reduces damages to $20.5 million Bayer suffered another defeat in the legal battle over the link between its Roundup herbicide and cancer. A California Court of Appeal recently ruled against the company’s attempt to overturn a verdict favoring Dewayne Johnson, a school groundskeeper, who claimed his cancer was caused by Roundup. But the […]

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SupplySide West, Organic Grower Summit tradeshows cancelled due to COVID-19; MOSES Organic Farming Conference goes online

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to shut down food and agriculture tradeshows and conferences. SupplySide West and Food Ingredients North America and the 2020 Organic Growers Summit have been cancelled while the MOSES Organic Farming Conference will be held online only. SupplySide West and Food Ingredients North America scheduled for October 27-30 in Las Vegas was […]

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Negative press on organic farming stems from simplistic and misleading research, review says

Recent claims that organic agriculture raises carbon dioxide emissions—because it requires more land then conventional agriculture—have confused buyers looking for environmentally beneficial food purchases. Two scientists responded with a review in Nature Sustainability, pointing out that studies highlighting such conclusions are over-simplified and fail to address the positive ecological benefits of organic growing—such as increased […]

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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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