Non-GMO News

Study finds Argentinians would pay more for non-GMO foods

Argentina is a huge producer of genetically modified crops; over 99 percent of its soybean production (60 million tons in 2016) is GMO. With no mandatory labeling rules, consumers don’t have freedom to choose non-GMO foods. UK researchers from University of Reading and Newcastle wanted to measure willingness to pay for non-GMO “milanesa de soja,” […]

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Awareness of non-GMO label in Germany nearly doubles, first non-GMO labeled salmon product enters the market

Awareness of Germany’s “Ohne GenTechnik” (without genetic engineering) label is growing, with 58% of Germans saying they are aware of the label, according to the results of a recent survey by market research company Splendid Research. The online survey conducted in late August involved 2,500 respondents, a sample that Splendid Research said was a population-representative […]

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Non-GM produce earns “halo effect” under new labeling laws

Consumers were more willing to buy unlabeled produce after being shown food tagged as “genetically modified,” a new Cornell University study revealed. The research comes shortly before the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard requiring GMO disclosure labels on foods becomes effective January 1, 2020. Co-author Miguel Gómez of Cornell’s Charles H. Dyson School of Applied […]

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Non-GMO Month: What’s the next decade hold?

The Non-GMO Project just celebrated its tenth Non-GMO Month, and New Hope interviewed the Project’s leader, Megan Westgate, for an update. The Project educates consumers about GMOs and established a labeling system allowing them to make informed choices regarding food. Families, food companies, and farmers who share this vision have provided consistent support to the […]

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Non-GMO is major trend at world’s largest food and beverage trade show

The world’s largest trade show for food and beverages will be held in Cologne, Germany in early October, and non-GMO and organic categories are among the leading trends highlighting Anuga 2019. The event has drawn over 7,400 exhibitors from 100 countries. In 2018, non-GMO labels were on 5% of new products worldwide, revealing 14% annual […]

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