The Non-GMO Blog


Regenerative agriculture: Opportunity, or threat to organic?

By Jim Manson, Journalist For decades, the term “regenerative agriculture” existed largely in the margins of the sustainable food debate. But in the last few years it has been catapulted to the heart of that debate. Instrumental in the transition to sustainability The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) say it will be instrumental in the […]

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Cutting back on chemical fertilizer results in high yields, ecosystem protection

Relatively simple sustainable farming practices can increase crop yields and allow significant cutback of chemical fertilizer use, a new study finds. Rothamsted Research in the UK analyzed 30 EU and African farms and concluded that adding manure and compost to soils, growing nitrogen-fixing plants, and expanding crop diversity will boost harvests while improving natural ecosystems […]

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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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