Originally published: EcoWatch
Increasing consumer demand for organic and non-GMO foods led to a sharp rise in organic grain imports in 2016—prompting food manufacturers to explore new incentives for U.S. growers transitioning to organic production, according to a new report from CoBank. While U.S. production of non-GMO crops has risen, domestic production of organic corn and soybeans remains well short of demand.
The yield of crops in the US is no better than in Europe and the drop in grain prices makes expensive GM seeds less attractive
By: Rebecca Spector
The food industry is pushing for QR codes instead of clear package labels, leaving consumers without smartphones in the dark.
By: Lydia Wheeler
Despite efforts in Congress to keep the labeling of genetically modified foods voluntary, a new poll released Wednesday found the majority of Americans support mandatory labeling laws.
Farmers of sugar beets, often using seeds from Monsanto and others, are seeing their products lose market share due to consumer demand for non-GMO foods. As a result, beet growers will engage in social media campaigning and amplify their lobbying efforts.