The Non-GMO Blog

Intercropping and sustainable farming practices increase soil carbon reserves

Sustainable agriculture arises as a key strategy to reach the Objectives of Sustainable Development of the 2030 Agenda, which seeks to reduce poverty and hunger, and deal with climate change while preserving natural resources. In this respect, the increase in soil organic carbon reserves can represent an important step towards the development of more sustainable agricultural systems. Bearing in […]

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Rodale Institute receives $4.1 million in grants for organic research, farmer training, and new science center

The Rodale Institute recently received a $1 million donation from the GIANT Company to support organic research and farmer training and a $3 million grant from the state of Pennsylvania for a new state-of-the-art Science Center. GIANT Company’s funds came from the company’s Healing Our Planet campaign that invited consumers to round up the dollar […]

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Soil Health Institute offers sustainable cotton internship for students of historically Black colleges and universities

The Soil Health Institute (SHI) recently announced the first U.S. Regenerative Cotton Fund (USRCF) internship class, to create career paths for underrepresented students in sustainable U.S. cotton production. Launched with a grant from the Ralph Lauren Corporate Foundation in 2021, the goal is to eliminate one million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent from the […]

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California approves $5 million for Organic Transition Program

California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) has been pushing for more help for farmers transitioning to organic production, through creation of an Organic Transition Program. In June, the governor approved a 2022-2023 state budget allocating $5 million for grants, technical assistance, education, and outreach to support farmers and ranchers to transition to organic. Funds will also […]

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Udall Foundation honors student for regenerative agriculture project

Gavrielle Welbel is one of three Yale undergraduates named as Udall Scholars for contributions to environmental protection work. Fifty-five students were chosen nationally, based on career commitment to environment, tribal public policy, or Native health care—and for leadership potential and a record of public service and academic achievement. Welbel studied mechanical engineering and earth and […]

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