Non-GMO News

New high oleic soybean trait is a functional, sustainable, and non-GMO way to provide healthier oil

A new variety of high oleic soybeans, SOYLEIC®, will soon be grown in Illinois. Developed in Missouri through research made possible by soybean farmers, SOYLEIC is the result of years of conventional soybean breeding, making it a non-GMO choice. From field to table, SOYLEIC is a functional, sustainable way to eliminate trans fats and provide […]

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New non-GMO probiotic a breakthrough for milk production and infant health

Researchers from University of Helsinki, Finland have succeeded in enabling a well-known probiotic to grow naturally in milk without the use of gene editing. The Lacticaseibacillus rhamnosus GG, or LGG bacteria, has been used to treat issues including infant intestinal problems. But because it cannot use lactose and cannot break down the milk protein casein, […]

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“Kentucky Fried Tofu”? House Foods opens non-GMO tofu plant in Louisville

A U.S. subsidiary of Japan-based House Foods will spend $146.3 million to build a tofu production facility in Kentucky. House Foods America Corp. announced the project, which should begin in 2022 and be completed by 2025. The 350,000-square-foot facility will occupy 30 acres in southwest Louisville and employ 109 workers. The tofu will be produced […]

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German state to remain GMO-free, sending strong signal for federal policymakers

In the southwestern German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg, the Greens and the CDU (Christian Democrats, conservative party) announced a “GMO free” policy—GM crops won’t be grown, and no GM feed will be allowed for import. New genetic engineering technologies (such as CRISPR) are also not allowed. The coalition’s “renewal agreement now for tomorrow” was confirmed by […]

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Organic Cotton Accelerator releases guidelines for producing non-GMO cotton seed to prevent contamination

The Organic Cotton Accelerator (OCA) has released the Non-GMO Cottonseed Production Guidelines—a key tool for safeguarding the integrity of organic cotton at the seed level, the very start of the supply chain. The goal is to create a standardized industry approach for the production of non-genetically modified seed marketed to organic cotton growers. The guidelines will help a growing number of Indian organic smallholder […]

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