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Organic & Non-GMO Report

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This month's news from the genetically modified food debate
Updated: 21 min 27 sec ago

Debunking “alternate facts” about pesticides in organic

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 01:00
A deeper look into the dubious claims that organic farmers use toxic pesticides
Categories: Ecological News

GMO-ethanol corn contamination raises concerns about another “StarLink” disaster

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 01:00
Food corn buyers say Syngenta’s Enogen GMO corn is contaminating non-GMO white corn fields, creating a “hotbed for disaster.”
Categories: Ecological News

What can be done to heal the fractured organic movement?

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 01:00
Long-time organic community members say healing the rift will require mutual respect, trust, staying engaged, and realizing a common purpose.
Categories: Ecological News

Rising demand for organic and non-GMO grains outpaces U.S. production

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 01:00
Organic imports rise sharply as U.S. corn and soybean growers contemplate premiums, risk-reward scenarios
Categories: Ecological News

Rethinking your steak and burger—do you really need an animal?

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 01:00
Plant-based food revolution is melding nutrition with technology
Categories: Ecological News

Scientist’s ground-breaking research uncovers new risks of GMOs, glyphosate

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 05:23
Within just a few weeks, two studies were published in the peer-reviewed journal Scientific Reports that cast new doubts on the safety of genetically modified foods and glyphosate herbicide.
Categories: Ecological News

Dairy producers see opportunities with non-GMO milk

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 05:23
A small but growing number of U.S. dairy producers are getting their milk products non-GMO verified to meet consumer demand and differentiate themselves in a challenging dairy market.
Categories: Ecological News

Non-GMO corn produces competitive yields with GM corn in Ohio tests

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 05:23
A test of corn growth performance in Ohio found that non-GMO corn produced yields that were competitive with genetically modified corn varieties, which is counter to biotechnology industry claims that GM crops produce higher yields than non-GMO.
Categories: Ecological News

First non-GMO verified oil mill in Northeast offers unique oils, non-GMO meal

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 05:23
Netaka White has made a career of producing useful items from raw materials, but his latest venture represents a particularly broad leap: from crushing canola and sunflower oils to generate on-farm biodiesel, to filtering and cold-pressing non-GMO streams of those oils to create tasty, aromatic, and nutritious culinary oils.
Categories: Ecological News

2017 Non-GMO and Organic Grain Production Contracts

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 05:23
The following companies are offering contracts to farmers to grow non-GMO and organic grains in 2017.
Categories: Ecological News

Certified Transitional program offers opportunities and challenges to organic industry

Wed, 12/28/2016 - 04:34
Certified Transitional programs are emerging to boost U.S. organic farming acres by helping farmers make the three-year transition to organic production and sell their transitional crops.
Categories: Ecological News

University of Minnesota study: Organic corn produces better yields grown organically than conventionally

Wed, 12/28/2016 - 04:34
Organic corn seed varieties produced strong yields in field trials held in two Minnesota locations in 2016.
Categories: Ecological News

2017 Non-GMO and Organic Grain Production Contracts

Wed, 12/28/2016 - 04:34
The following companies are offering contracts to farmers to grow non-GMO and organic grains in 2017.
Categories: Ecological News

Nebraska conventional farmer sees opportunities with organic

Wed, 12/28/2016 - 04:34
Seeking more farm income led Ryan Weeks to add organic to the mix.
Categories: Ecological News

New study: Monsanto GM corn damaged intestines of rats

Wed, 12/28/2016 - 04:34
Findings contradict reassuring reports on GM products, say researchers
Categories: Ecological News