The Organic & Non-GMO Report Newsletter


Organic Valley welcomes dozens of family farms into the cooperative amid farm crisis

As farmers and rural communities face the effects of increased consolidation, organic dairy cooperative seeks not just more milk but more farmers. In a year marked by significant challenges for small family farms and rural communities, Organic Valley, the largest cooperative of organic farmers in the nation, is not just seeking more milk but actively […]

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Bayer’s Roundup-cancer trial losses mount

Juries in Philadelphia ordered Bayer to pay nearly $3.5 million and $2.25 billion in separate lawsuits after jurors found that the company’s Roundup weedkiller caused cancer in two plaintiffs. Bayer has now lost six consecutive Roundup-cancer trials. In the first trial in December, a Philadelphia jury ordered Bayer to pay nearly $3.5 million after it […]

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Current trends and challenges for global organic agriculture

In February 2024, the 25th edition of “The World of Organic Agriculture” will be launched by FiBL (Research Institute of Organic Agriculture) and IFOAM – Organics International. This comprehensive report has provided valuable insights into the global organic agriculture landscape for decades, including data tables, country and continent reports, market analysis, standards, and policy support. With over 200 data and […]

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Organic Trade Association expands leadership team

Co-CEOs Tom Chapman and Matthew Dillon will take organic into a new era The Organic Trade Association (OTA) recently announced the new leadership team of co-CEOs Tom Chapman and Matthew Dillon. Reflecting the expanding vision of the trade association and the increasing opportunities and potential in the organic sector, Chapman and Dillon will combine their […]

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IFOAM – Organics International stands firm on the importance of grower group certification amidst litigation, Pratum v. USDA

International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) is extremely concerned about the litigation against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) initiated by an organic farmer in the USA. IFOAM believes there is no place for fraud in the organic sector. The lawsuit alleges that group certification of organic farmers is being used to cover up […]

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