The Organic & Non-GMO Report Newsletter

Senator McConnell to introduce legislation to legalize hemp production in the U.S.

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) recently announced that he would introduce legislation in the United States Senate to support the burgeoning hemp industry. The Hemp Farming Act of 2018 will legalize hemp as an agricultural commodity and remove it from the list of controlled substances where it is now listed with its closely […]

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“Soil Matters”: General Mills promotes regenerative farming with Annie’s products

The prognosis for U.S. soil is bleak: industrial agriculture and deforestation will have wiped it out in 60 years, scientists predict, unless we change course. Regenerative farming was a hot topic at Natural Products Expo West, where General Mills showcased new products with ingredients grown from regenerative farms. Annie’s Limited Edition Organic Mac & Cheese […]

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Regenerative Organic Certification aims to raise the bar on organic standards

So many labels—non-GMO, certified organic, fair trade, humane—consumers want all those things for their food. But Rodale Institute president Jeff Moyer says providers can feel “like scouts with a sash full of merit badges” that hopefully will add clout to their products. Rodale has joined with Dr. Bronner’s and Patagonia to offer an alternative—“one standard […]

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The New Primal achieves Non-GMO Project verification for marinades and cooking sauces

Fueled by a commitment to offer high-integrity foods to the masses, The New Primal recently announced Non-GMO Project verification for their entire line of The New Primal Marinades and Cooking Sauces. Well-known for producing grass-fed beef jerky snacks in the salty snack category, The New Primal is changing the marinade aisle in response to the lack […]

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The Vermont Non-GMO Cookbook highlights farmers, producers, and food democracy

Tracey Medeiros has followed up two books on Vermont cooking with a third, focusing on sustainable agriculture and the public’s role in setting food policy. The Vermont Non-GMO Cookbook contains 125 organic recipes, emphasizing local products including maple syrup, cheese, and distillery offerings. Medeiros includes a complete list of organic farmers and non-GMO producers, after […]

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