Originally published: StarTribune
Nairobi — Kenya is withholding approval for field trials of genetically modified (GM) maize because some officials argue that a ban on GM imports applies to controlled growing tests as well, according to a person familiar with the deliberations.
Minister says cotton quality is better now that the country has reverted to non-GMO
This is the most significant move in the UK against the use of GM crops since 1999, when British supermarkets took the 70% of processed food that contained GM off their shelves, with it never to return. On that occasion the way was led by one retailer (Iceland), which went non-GM, and the rest followed within a few months.
When it comes to truthful and accurate conversations about food sustainability, U.S. farmers groups feel Dannon has fallen short. Now, those groups have pledged to continue to stand up for U.S. farmers’ interests if food companies move away from reasonable and accurate conversations.
Despite massive pressure from U.S.
Food giant Nestlé announced Tuesday that they will grow their non-GMO range of products due to the growing demand from consumers, in a shock to the Biotech Industry in the U.S..
For grocery shoppers who want to avoid genetically engineered ingredients, the only milk they can buy is organic — usually the most expensive option. A gallon of organic milk from Petaluma’s Clover Stornetta Farms, which comes from cows given non-GMO feed, costs upwards of $8. But with its newest product, Clover is betting that there is also a market for conventional milk produced without GMOs that is cheaper than organic milk.