The Non-GMO Blog

FoodChain ID Group, Inc. acquires Cosmocert S.A. 

FoodChain ID Group, Inc., a provider of food safety, quality, and sustainability solutions for the food and agricultural industry, has acquired Cosmocert S.A., a leading organic certification and inspection company in Greece providing internationally and regionally recognized certification standards. Located in Athens, Greece, and founded in 2013, Cosmocert has grown rapidly to become one of the premier certification […]

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New report finds global pesticide use has increased by a “staggering” 80% since 1990

A new Pesticide Atlas report found global pesticide use up 80% since 1990 along with an estimated 11,000 human fatalities and poisoning of 385 million people each year. There has also been a 30% decline in field birds and grassland butterfly populations with one in ten of Europe’s bees threatened with extinction. “The evidence is […]

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Study finds 300% increase in weedkiller levels in pregnant women in the Midwest

A new study has found that the average level of the controversial herbicide dicamba in the urine of pregnant women has increased 300% since 2017, the year widespread planting of dicamba-tolerant GMO crops began. Chuck Benbrook, executive director of the Heartland Health Research Alliance, which conducted the research, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: “We knew […]

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ADM’s new extrusion facility will meet EU demand for non-GMO textured soy proteins

Last year, Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) purchased SojaProtein, European provider of non-GMO soy ingredients. It recently opened a new extrusion facility in Serbia, extending production of non-GMO textured soy to include origination and extrusion capabilities. “Our new extrusion facility not only increases the supply of locally sourced, non-GMO textured soy protein in Europe, which is […]

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New organic food and farming report recommends policies for upcoming Farm Bill

Three organic agriculture advocates have created a report that provides a roadmap for lawmakers to unlock the potential of organic agriculture in the 2023 Farm Bill and beyond. NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council), the Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems at Arizona State University (ASU), and Californians for Pesticide Reform (CPR) wrote to highlight the […]

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