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.
CBD – It’s Organic Unless it’s Domestic
Organic Farmers Say They’re Hemhorraging Thousands Because of One Problem the USDA Refuses to Address
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.
By: Ken Roseboro
Trouble Brewing For Starbucks: 150,000+ Consumers Urge CEO To Switch To Organic Milk, Major Social Media Push Set For Sunday
“Organic food does not necessarily mean better. It’s a term that’s been co-opted and manipulated into a billion-dollar industry by some of the biggest food companies in America,” Riley wrote.