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Organic & Non-GMO Report

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This month's news from the genetically modified food debate
Updated: 38 min 22 sec ago

Dicamba herbicide drift damaging thousands of acres of crops—again

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 03:39
Last year, illegal use of the herbicide dicamba on genetically modified soybeans and cotton led to thousands of acres of soybeans, vegetables, and fruit being damaged by drift from the herbicide in 10 states.
Categories: Ecological News

Organic industry taking steps to crack down on fraudulent imports

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 03:39
Industry leaders say increasing domestic organic grain production is key to minimizing fraudulent imports
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Dannon reaching non-GMO milestones to achieve company Pledge

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 03:39
Yogurt maker successfully sourcing non-GMO feed for dairy cows; introduces first Non-GMO Project verified products
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Baseball player aims to star in a new field—organic farming

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 03:39
Washington Nationals’ Jayson Werth describes his journey eating and growing organic at Organic Trade Association’s 2017 Policy Conference
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How to thrive in the non-GMO marketplace

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 03:39
Demand has been shifting away from conventional grains and towards organic and non-GMO for quite some time.
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Former Whole Foods executive sees positives, negatives with Amazon’s purchase of natural food retailer

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 02:09
Online giant Amazon dropped a bombshell in the organic and retail supermarket worlds when it announced the purchase of Whole Foods Market.
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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