July/August

Dicamba herbicide drift damaging thousands of acres of crops—again

Last year, illegal use of the herbicide dicamba on genetically modified soybeans and cotton led to thousands of acres of soybeans, vegetables, and fruit being damaged by drift from the herbicide in 10 states. It even led to one farmer to allegedly murder another over a drift dispute in Arkansas. This year, the drift disaster […]

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How to thrive in the non-GMO marketplace

By Rachel Storey and Kellee James, Mercaris With many consumers paying more attention to the quality of their food, as well as where it is coming from, demand has been shifting away from conventional grains and towards organic and non-GMO for quite some time. There are profound differences when it comes to buying or selling […]

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Former Whole Foods executive sees positives, negatives with Amazon’s purchase of natural food retailer

In June, online giant Amazon dropped a bombshell in the organic and retail supermarket worlds when it announced the purchase of Whole Foods Market, the U.S.’s leading natural food retail chain, for $13.7 billion. Reactions from food advocates and the organic industry varied. Wenonah Hauter, executive director of Food & Water Watch, called the acquisition […]

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Baseball player aims to star in a new field—organic farming

Washington Nationals’ Jayson Werth describes his journey eating and growing organic at Organic Trade Association’s 2017 Policy Conference

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Dannon reaching non-GMO milestones to achieve company Pledge

Yogurt maker successfully sourcing non-GMO feed for dairy cows; introduces first Non-GMO Project verified products

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