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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.

Organic Farmers Say They’re Hemhorraging Thousands Because of One Problem the USDA Refuses to Address

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on March 19, 2015 - 5:27pm

By: Nick Meyer

Even as United States consumers begin demanding more and more organic foods, organic farmers themselves are struggling with the realities of life in a system that seems set up for genetically modified crops to thrive.

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