The Organic & Non-GMO Report Newsletter


USDA announces $40.5 million in grant awards to support processing and promotion of domestic organic products

Selected projects to benefit more than 31.8 million consumers and more than 27,000 producers The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) recently awarded approximately $40.5 million for 60 grant projects through the Organic Market Development Grant program. These projects will support the development of new and existing organic markets, support the infrastructure […]

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Regenerative Agriculture and Food Systems Summit

The Regenerative Agriculture and Food Systems Summit USA 2024 is set to take place in Chicago this March 12-14, focusing on the journey towards a more sustainable and regenerative food system. The summit will bring together experts, practitioners, policymakers, and stakeholders from across the agricultural and food sectors to explore innovative solutions, share knowledge, and […]

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The American Chestnut Foundation pulls support for embattled GMO American Chestnut Tree

A much-hyped GMO solution to reviving the American Chestnut Tree in the U.S. is withering on the vine—like other GMO promises. In a December press release The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) announced withdrawing their support for the “Darling 58” genetically engineered American chestnut tree “for several pending regulatory petitions that would authorize distribution of transgenic Darling trees […]

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Genetically modified crops aren’t a solution to climate change, despite what the biotech industry says

By Anneleen Kenis, Lecturer in Political Ecology and Environmental Justice, Brunel University London and Barbara Van Dyck, Research Fellow in Political Agroecology, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) The European Commission launched a proposal in July 2023 to deregulate a large number of plants manufactured using new genetic techniques. Despite extraordinary attempts by the Spanish presidency to force […]

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Two companies supplied more than half of corn, soybean, and cotton seeds in 2018-20

Corteva and Bayer—two giant agricultural seed providers—accounted for more than half the U.S. retail seed sales of corn, soybeans, and cotton in 2018–20. Through gradual concentration, today four firms (Bayer, Corteva, ChemChina’s Syngenta Group, and BASF) control the majority of crop seed and agricultural chemical sales. In 2015, six firms led global markets for seeds […]

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