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Organic & Non-GMO Report
This month's news from the genetically modified food debate
Updated: 19 min 52 sec ago
Agriculture experts debate the need to make non-GMO food production more sustainable
Expo West session focuses on preparing for non-GMO verification
Left Coast Naturals, an organic and natural foods manufacturer and distributor located in Burnaby, BC, likes to be a little edgy, a bit different—not only in their unique snack creations but in the way they think about food, business, and the planet.
Five out of six responding farmers concerned about GMO contamination, one in three dealt with contamination on their farm
Suppliers of non-GMO ingredients say more big companies are likely to follow General Mills and Post Foods in switching to non-GMO ingredients in some of their products. They also say there will be enough supplies of non-GMO corn and soybeans to meet the increased non-GMO demand.
GM tomato developer is now skeptical about the promises of GM food
Non-GMO status provides greater transparency to consumers
Recent media reports have said that Monsanto, which is known as the leader in developing genetically modified crops, is focusing on traditional plant breeding—not genetic engineering—in the company’s Seminis vegetable seed business.
As Cheerios and Grape Nuts cereals go non-GMO other big brands are likely to follow.
Indiana-based company provides farmers with high-yielding non-GMO corn seed choices.
Preserving heirloom seeds is a life-affirming action—ensuring a continued supply of healthy, genetically diverse foods amid external challenges such as climate shifts.
What happens when you add diversity to Iowa’s conventional corn-soybean cropping system?
As USDA nears approval for a controversial GMO apple, a non-GMO alternative is quietly introduced and without the GMO baggage.
Twenty-something farmers building processing facilities for non-GMO soybeans
Whole Foods Market recently announced that it would stop selling Chobani Greek yogurt to make room for non-GMO alternatives, in particular Brown Cow Greek yogurt, which is Non-GMO Project verified.
Coming from someone strongly committed to organic farming and sustainable living, the comment at first seemed incongruous and even a bit “Pollyanna.” “The whole controversy surrounding GMOs has had a positive effect,” she said. Then she explained: “It has brought attention to seed.”
With the narrow defeat of Washington and California mandatory labeling initiatives for genetically modified foods, many are wondering about the future of labeling efforts.
The following companies are offering contracts to farmers to grow non-GMO and organic grains in 2014.