Non-GMO Trend

Illinois farmer paves road to profit with soil health

It takes courage to change a farming mindset. Illinois farmers Derek Martin and Adam York have heeded the wisdom of agronomist Brad Hobrock, and are discovering that attention to soil health, instead of relying on nitrogen/phosphorus/potassium inputs (NPK), is the long-term key to profitability. Derek has “refurbished” 6,000 acres, weaning from a steady NPK diet […]

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Blue Apron founder launches food company based on regenerative agriculture

Billing itself as a “next generation food company rooted in regenerative agriculture and transparency,” Cooks Venture recently announced its official public launch. In conjunction with this announcement, the company acquired an 800-acre farm in Arkansas and two large processing facilities in Oklahoma. Cooks Venture will begin pre-sale of their pasture-raised, heirloom, slow growth chickens, offering distribution both direct-to-consumer […]

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Springer Mountain Farms introduces new “PLUS” line of Non-GMO Project Verified chicken products

Springer Mountain Farms recently introduced its new PLUS line of chicken products that will carry the Non-GMO Project Verified seal.  “Consumer awareness of GMOs has seen overwhelming growth and resulted in an increased demand for cleaner, more transparent food sources, like non-GMO foods,” said Gus Arrendale, president of Springer Mountain Farms. “That’s why we have […]

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The startup taking on Bayer with cheaper, non-GMO seeds

Five-year-old Farmers Business Network, Inc. (FBN) has inserted itself in the Big Ag GMO seed market—by introducing a brand of non-GMO seeds that due to advances in breeding, farming practices, and chemical formulas, can compete with GMOs. FBN co-founder Charles Baron believes growers should have more power. “There’s no reason you should have the lowest […]

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New partnership announced for climate-smart, non-GMO corn production in Colombia

Non-profit organization AGROSAVIA—Colombia’s leading agricultural research and technology body—has joined with International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) to develop high-yielding non-GMO corn varieties for Colombian growers. A U.S. $1 million investment will fund the five-year partnership. CIMMYT will donate 2,000 advanced lines—combining native and conventional varieties—for […]

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