Organic and Non-GMO Market News

Organic industry stakeholders express optimism, skepticism about fraud prevention rule

Stakeholders in the organic industry are expressing both optimism and skepticism about the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Strengthening Organic Enforcement (SOE) rule, which aims to stop fraudulent practices in the organic food market. “Nobody knows how big the fraud is” Gerald Herrmann, CEO of Germany-based Organic Services, GmbH, calls SOE a “game changer.” He gives […]

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Fraud is “unquestionably, the biggest threat to organic”

Will the Strengthening Organic Enforcement Rule help to stop import and domestic fraud in the organic market? In 2007, the owner of an organic soybean processing plant in California received a railcar of what she thought—and paid $100,000 for—was organic soybeans. But lab testing revealed the soybeans were 20% genetically modified. In 2017, an investigative […]

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Nature’s Path changes leadership but mission to “leave the earth better than you found it” remains the same

There have been many organic food companies that achieved a level of success and then were purchased by a large food company. Cascadian Farm and Annie’s, purchased by General Mills, and Kashi, purchased by Kellogg’s, are three examples. That won’t happen at Nature’s Path Organic Foods, a family-owned business that has been a pioneering leader […]

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Organic corn, soybean markets face supply risks

By Alexander Schultz, economist, Mercaris U.S. markets for organic corn and soybeans face several potential sources of supply risk in the 2023/24 marketing year, which could create significant price volatility according to the most recent Mercaris Commodity Outlook. Organic corn acreage to reach record levels In the report, Mercaris estimates the United States will end […]

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Organic wheat market walks the high wire into 2023

Three consecutive short crops have left supplies strained, and at the mercy of weather and consumer demand. Along with many other crops, organic wheat markets have felt substantially bullish price support since the start of 2021. As with other crops, these price gains have been driven by both challenges unique to organic wheat, and larger factors […]

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