The Non-GMO Blog

EU launches organic farming action plan with goal of 25% organic produce

As part of its European Green Deal, the European Commission opened public consultation on its Organic Farming Action Plan (through November 27), putting in place key tools. The Farm to Fork and Biodiversity Strategies adopted in May 2020 set the goal of achieving 25% of agricultural land dedicated to organic farming by 2030. The Action […]

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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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