Organic and Non-GMO Market News


Organic and non-GMO ingredients a common sight at IFT Expo

Plant-based foods, upcycling, new GMO technologies were leading trends at ingredients tradeshow. The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Expo, which was held in July in Chicago, presents an interesting dichotomy. On the one hand, IFT, an organization of food scientists, supports development of genetically engineered foods. Educational sessions at the Expo tend to tout the […]

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Ukraine war, trade tensions with India causing volatility in U.S. organic soybean market

Prices for organic soybeans in the U.S. increased by nearly 110% from January 2021 to May 2022. Meanwhile, U.S.-India trade tensions have caused imports of Indian organic soybean meal to contract 78% through April 2022. Over the past decade, U.S. organic markets have ridden a wave of rapid consumer demand growth. According to the U.S. […]

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Not so sunny: Global supply of organic and non-GMO sunflower oil “extremely tight” due to Ukraine war

“If you didn’t buy organic or conventional sunflower oil before the war, you won’t find it,” says one supplier Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is not only causing a devastating humanitarian crisis in the country; it is also causing a food crisis that is rippling throughout the world. Ukraine is a leading producer and exporter of […]

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Organic standards need continuous improvement to meet consumer expectations and build trust

Consumers need a go-to source of reliable information about organics Building consumer trust in organics and continuously improving organic standards were key themes at the Organic Trade Association’s Organic Week event held at the end of March in Washington, DC. Darci Vetter, global head for policy and government relations at the Nature Conservancy, presented findings from Edelman’s Trust Barometer, […]

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Conflict, input availability, and drought conditions posing significant risk to organic markets

U.S. organic corn and soybean production expands significantly By Mercaris Markets have turned decidedly bullish for all three major organic crops since September 2021 as supply outlooks have become increasingly uncertain. Despite all prices moving generally higher, the ability of these markets to maintain their current price levels will hinge on a variety of factors […]

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