November/December

Fourth edition of leading book on GMO risks published with new chapter on gene editing

GMO Myths and Truths explains the threat to food safety and environment posed by gene-edited GMOs

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Profit potential and soil health draw 4th generation corn-and-soybean farm into organics

By Steve Sinkula Chuck Thompson was tired of living hand-to-mouth. Like many farmers, he grew up on a traditional, corn-and-soybean operation in Humboldt, Iowa, and returned to it after college. Today, he and his brother farm with their father, making them the fourth generation of the family farm. But in the last decade, the Thompsons […]

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Glyphosate-free certification explodes as residues detected in water, popular foods, and people

Glyphosate, the key ingredient in Roundup herbicide, grabbed major attention in 2015 when the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Cancer Research classified it as a “probable human carcinogen.” News grew worse from there: lawsuits over Roundup-caused cancer brought millions of dollars in settlements; glyphosate residues were discovered in popular oat breakfast cereals (even organic), […]

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Farmer Direct Organic seeks to ensure organic integrity, transparency with Tested Glyphosate Clean certification

“If we don’t address glyphosate threat, we will lose organic farmers and consumers.”

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Farm-to-food collaboration aims to boost regenerative oat production in the U.S.

Practical Farmers of Iowa, Oatly, and Grain Millers join forces to encourage more U.S. oat acres, while increasing farmer profitability, improving soil health, and reducing agrochemical inputs

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