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Organic & Non-GMO Report

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This month's news from the genetically modified food debate
Updated: 42 min 20 sec ago

GMOs 2.0: New technologies, new risks, and no regulations

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 02:44
Many products made using new genetic engineering technologies such as synthetic biology and gene editing are entering the market with little or no regulation and even with natural or non-GMO claims
Categories: Ecological News

Chef aims to be catalyst for change to non-GMO corn in tortilla industry

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 02:44
Ivan Calderon’s Southern California-based Tortillería Orgánica & Café offers healthy Mexican cuisine and will supply non-GMO tortillas
Categories: Ecological News

Non-GMO verified probiotics coming to market

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 02:44
As another indication of the growing non-GMO food trend, manufacturers of probiotics, which are beneficial bacteria used in foods and supplements, are getting their products Non-GMO Project Verified.
Categories: Ecological News

SOL Organics offers super soft organic cotton bedding for “transparent luxury”

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 02:44
A small Minnesota-based company has a big vision: provide high quality, Fair Trade, organic cotton bedding at an affordable price, while enriching the livelihood of small farmers in India and stimulating the switch from GMO to organic, non-GMO cotton growing.
Categories: Ecological News

Non-GMO food labeling programs increasing in Europe

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 02:44
As more EU member states establish non-GMO labeling for meat, dairy, and egg products, an initiative to harmonize the labels in the Danube Region may lead to an EU-wide labeling standard
Categories: Ecological News

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