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Organic & Non-GMO Report

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This month's news from the genetically modified food debate
Updated: 15 min 45 sec ago

Organic feed suppliers expanding to keep pace with demand

Sat, 04/29/2017 - 00:03
Poultry driving feed demand, cheap organic grain imports impact suppliers and farmers
Categories: Ecological News

Dannon milk supplier has no problems sourcing non-GMO feed

Sat, 04/29/2017 - 00:03
Despite predictions of limited non-GMO feed supplies, McCarty Family Farms sources all the feed it needs to meet Dannon’s non-GMO commitment
Categories: Ecological News

Chipotle using transitional organic beans and rice in restaurants

Sat, 04/29/2017 - 00:03
Also becomes first restaurant chain to eliminate added colors, flavors, and preservatives in ingredients
Categories: Ecological News

New association aims to be voice for America’s organic farmers

Sat, 04/29/2017 - 00:03
A newly formed Organic Farmers Association (OFA) aims to represent organic farmers throughout the United States, lobby for their interests in Washington, DC and help advance organic agriculture nationwide.
Categories: Ecological News

Glyphosate testing and certification on the rise as health concerns mount

Sat, 04/29/2017 - 00:03
“Helpful information with a high degree of confidence.” That’s what Larry Bohlen’s company, Health Research Institute (HRI) Laboratories, promises to individuals, farmers, government bodies and universities who want to test their urine, food products and soil for residues of the herbicide glyphosate.
Categories: Ecological News

Can regenerative agriculture save the planet?

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 07:30
Regenerative agriculture movement aims to go beyond sustainable and organic address to mitigate climate change, rebuild soils
Categories: Ecological News

Central Illinois farm family honored as Organic Farmers of the Year

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 07:30
The Bishops of PrairiErth Farm near Atlanta, Illinois have been selected as the 2017 Organic Farmers of the Year, a national honor presented this week at the annual MOSES Organic Farming Conference in La Crosse, Wisconsin.
Categories: Ecological News

Purely (potent) Pinole uses non-GMO purple corn to pack the punch

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 07:30
The best things in life are often not new, but rediscoveries of traditions persisting in tucked-away corners, kept alive by wise guardians.
Categories: Ecological News

Whole Foods’ acceptance of IGEN™ non-GMO certification for supplements criticized by Non-GMO Project

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 07:30
Whole Foods’ recent announcement that it would accept Nutrasource Diagnostics’ IGEN GMO testing program for use on dietary supplement products met with criticism from the Non-GMO Project, which said the program could mislead consumers.
Categories: Ecological News

Environmental journalist wades into middle of GMO battle with Food Fight: GMOs and the Future of the American Diet

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 07:30
McKay Jenkins, who has written several books about environmentally related topics, is author of the new book, Food Fight: GMOs and the Future of the American Diet. Jenkins traveled throughout the U.S. interviewing scientists, farmers, and activists to get their perspectives on genetically modified farming and food.
Categories: Ecological News

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