The Organic & Non-GMO Report Newsletter

GMO contamination found in native corn varieties in Brazil

In Brazil, one of the largest producers of GM crops worldwide, GMO monocultures account for about 123.5 million acres. Small-scale growers, indigenous people, and traditional communities are responsible for conserving local genetic resources. A recent study highlighted the coexistence of these two agricultural models, looking at transgenic flow detection in corn (maize) landraces (local cultivars). […]

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Regenerative agriculture transition to be accelerated through new impact fund

Worldwide insurance and asset management company AXA, global consumer goods company Unilever, and global alternative asset management group Tikehau Capital recently announced they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding outlining their ambition to create an impact fund dedicated to accelerating and scaling the regenerative agriculture transition. Together, agriculture, land use, and deforestation represent the second-largest […]

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New Jersey Institute of Technology biology graduate embarks on an organic farming mission

For biology graduate Xavier Reyes, his decision to hang up his lab coat in exchange for overalls to become an organic farmer is the best way he can move the needle on sustainability. The Albert Dorman Honors College student had come to NJIT with the idea that he would pursue a career in ecological research […]

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Big ag groups urge Biden to withdraw Solicitor General recommendation that Supreme Court not review Roundup lawsuit

Solicitor General brief says there is no sound reason for Supreme Court to review litigation In the wake of a brief by the U.S. Solicitor General recommending that the U.S. Supreme Court not review litigation against Monsanto over its weedkiller’s link to cancer, U.S. agriculture groups sent a “blistering letter” to President Biden urging him […]

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“Forever chemicals” may be responsible for contaminating 20 million acres of U.S. crops

PFAS substances or “forever chemicals,” compounds that don’t break down naturally, are likely responsible for tainting about 20 million crop acres in the U.S. through sewage sludge—biosolids used for fertilizer. PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are a class of about 9,000 compounds used to make products heat-, water-, or stain-resistant. They have been linked to […]

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