January/February

Gene editing companies infiltrating non-GMO and organic seed industries, making non-GMO claims

Gene editing company Benson Hill purchases non-GMO soybean seed company, partners with non-GMO and organic corn seed company, while Calyxt and Cibus make non-GMO claims on gene edited seeds

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Market trends, GMO labeling, and plant-based foods were key topics at Organic & Non-GMO Forum

The fifth annual Organic & Non-GMO Forum covered a range of topics including organic market trends, transitioning to organic, and labeling of genetically modified foods, as well as fast-growing trends such as plant-based foods and regenerative agriculture. About 300 people attended the forum, which was held this past October in Minneapolis. Attendees included farmers, seed […]

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Grain buyers offer contracts to grow non-GMO and organic grains in 2020

The following companies are offering contracts to farmers to grow non-GMO and organic grains in 2020.   Choice Grain, LLC Woodbury, MN Phone:  651-800-4885 Email:  tkopp@choicegrainusa.com Contact: Thomas Kopp Contracts offered: Non-GMO and organic corn, soybeans, barley, wheat, oats, rye, peas, beans and lentils.   Clarkson Grain Company, Inc. Cerro Gordo, IL Phone: 217-763-2861 Email: […]

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Non-GMO corn seed outperforming GM seed in field trials

Runs contrary to biotech industry claim that GM seeds produce greater yields than non-GMO varieties

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Seed trends: More seed choices and suppliers for organic, continued strong demand for non-GMO

The organic seed market is seeing more seed choices, more seed suppliers, and more use of organic seed by farmers in some sectors, while economics drives the market for non-GMO seed.

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