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Rising Demand for Organic and Non-GMO Grains Outpaces US Production

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on February 28, 2017 - 1:21pm

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.

Monsanto backlash? Sugar Beet Farmers Face Tough Competition from Non-GMO Products

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on November 1, 2015 - 12:56pm

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.

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