Non-GMO News

How African scientists are improving cassava through conventional breeding to help feed the world

The cassava plant, whose starchy roots bring food and income to over 800 million people, has not gotten its due in terms of research funding. That’s changing with the $62 million Next Generation Cassava Breeding project, funded by the UK and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Geneticist Ismail Rabbi of Nigeria is working to […]

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FoodChain ID has record month for Non-GMO Project verification product submissions

FoodChain ID, a market leader in Non-GMO Project Verification services, saw a record month for Non-GMO Project Verification product submissions. “New product submissions are an indicator that demand is up for companies interested in getting their products Non-GMO Project Verified,” says David Carter, General Manager, FoodChain ID Technical Services. “Greater demand is evidenced by FoodChain […]

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Corn miller is “off and running on non-GMO” 

LifeLine Foods, based in Columbia, Missouri, recently announced it had received Non-GMO Project verification for its corn ingredients while experiencing its best year ever in 2018, and adding a new mill. LifeLine President and Chief Executive Officer Kevin Kelly said two new positions were added this year: a national salesperson for the masa mill and […]

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Natural food/drink product launches with GMO-free claims grew 366 percent in Canada in the last 10 years

While natural food and drink appears to have gone mainstream in Canada, it seems confusion around what “natural” actually means has inspired a free-from revolution. Research from Mintel Global New Products Database (GNPD) reveals that there was a 366 percent increase in “GMO-free” claims on natural food/drink launches in Canada from 2007-17, going from 6 […]

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UK-based group partners with Argentina to boost non-GMO-soy production

In Argentina, the food industry accounts for 62 percent of exports—400,000 tons of it in non-GMO corn—and occupies a global presence in key commodities. The country’s National Scientific and Technical Research Council and the Argentine Farming Association (AACREA) are teaming up with the UK’s N8 Agrifood, an organization of universities researching agricultural resilient and business […]

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