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Organic & Non-GMO Report

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Cover crops gaining ground in the U.S.

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 19:19
More farmers growing cover crops to prevent erosion, protect waterways, and regenerate soils
Categories: Ecological News

Plant-based foods: A robust trend and key mitigator of climate impacts

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 19:19
It’s been called the Trend of the Year for 2018 by restaurant consultant Baum + Whiteman, as plant-based foods capture increasing supermarket shelf space and infiltrate mainstream eating habits.
Categories: Ecological News

As U.S. organic corn acres increase, imports decrease but organic soy imports remain high

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 19:19
2017 was the year we were made painfully aware that, despite significant progress, the U.S. still has a long way to go in boosting organic production and building adequate organic infrastructure.
Categories: Ecological News

Impossible Burger rep grilled at Sustainable Foods Summit

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 19:19
A representative from a company selling a genetically engineered meat alternative faced tough questions at the Sustainable Foods Summit held in San Francisco at the end of January.
Categories: Ecological News

Natural Soybean and Grain Alliance developing non-GMO opportunities for Arkansas farmers

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 19:19
A new organization aims to help Arkansas farmer realize opportunities in non-GMO food and agriculture markets.
Categories: Ecological News

Natural Soybean and Grain Alliance developing non-GMO opportunities for Arkansas farmers

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 09:21
A new organization aims to help Arkansas farmer realize opportunities in non-GMO food and agriculture markets. The Natural Soybean and Grain Alliance (NSGA) was established in 2015 after co-founders Kelly Cartwright and Lanny Ashlock helped develop the edamame food soybean industry in Arkansas. “We’re trying to develop markets for non-GMO soybeans,” says Cartwright, NSGA’s executive […]
Categories: Ecological News

Impossible Burger exec grilled at Sustainable Foods Summit

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 09:19
An executive from a company selling a genetically engineered meat alternative faced tough questions at the Sustainable Foods Summit held in San Francisco at the end of January. Nick Halla, chief strategy officer of Impossible Foods, gave a presentation about his company’s Impossible Burger as a sustainable solution to the problems of industrial meat production. […]
Categories: Ecological News

As U.S. organic corn acres increase, imports decrease but organic soy imports remain high

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 09:17
By Rachel Storey and Ryan Koory, Mercaris Last year was a newsworthy one for organics. Two major topics of interest were 1) high proportion of organic imports compared to domestically-produced commodities (in the 2016/2017 marketing year, about 78 percent of organic soy and 41 percent of organic corn were imported, per Mercaris data), and 2) […]
Categories: Ecological News

Plant-based foods: A robust trend and key mitigator of climate impacts

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 09:15
It’s been called the Trend of the Year for 2018 by restaurant consultant Baum + Whiteman, as plant-based foods capture increasing supermarket shelf space and infiltrate mainstream eating habits. Last year saw an 8.1 percent growth in the sector, compared to a loss of 0.2 percent for all foods sold; the non-dairy milk sector grew […]
Categories: Ecological News

Cover crops gaining ground in the U.S.

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 09:11
More farmers growing cover crops to prevent erosion, protect waterways, and regenerate soils
Categories: Ecological News

Non-GMO demand “trickles down” to seed companies

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 05:50
More non-GMO seed companies are emerging to meet the demand as farmers face low commodity prices and failing GMO traits
Categories: Ecological News

Feeding with Seed: the fertile gift that keeps on growing

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 05:50
Mauro Seed Company’s “Grow one, Give one” approach donates enough seed to produce two million pounds of food
Categories: Ecological News

Focus on soil health is key to smooth transition to organic farming

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 05:50
Farmers who transition to organic farming must have a different mindset with a long-term focus on soil health, say several farmers who successfully made the transition.
Categories: Ecological News

2018 Non-GMO and Organic Grain Production Contracts

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 05:50
The following companies are offering contracts to farmers to grow non-GMO and organic grains in 2018.
Categories: Ecological News

Missouri organic family farm faces ruin after herbicide drift

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 05:50
Vesterbrook Farm, which supplies a 150-member CSA near St. Louis, suffers huge losses of vegetable and fruits from herbicide drift from a neighbor’s soybean field.
Categories: Ecological News