Non-GMO hero: To celebrate his business’s 25th anniversary Ivan Calderon wants to help change the tortilla industry to non-GMO production. Calderon, founder and chef of Taco Mesa and Taco Rosa restaurants in Orange County, California, is opening a new restaurant, Tortillería Orgánica & Café, that will feature a small tortilla factory for making non-GMO tortillas.
NonGMO hero To celebrate his businesss 25th anniversary Ivan Calderon wants to

Chef aims to be catalyst for change to non-GMO corn in tortilla industry

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The company GXT Green is making photo-degradable shopping bags that safely break down when exposed to sunlight. The bags are made from a combination of organic material and minerals that begin to degrade within 20 days and fully degrade after 240 days of sun exposure.
The company GXT Green is making photodegradable shopping bags that safely break

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As in the U.S., non-GMO labels on foods in Europe is growing fast. More European nations are establishing programs to label foods as non-GMO. Now there is an initiative to harmonize the labels to create an EU-wide non-GMO labeling standard
As in the US nonGMO labels on foods in Europe is growing

Non-GMO food labeling programs increasing in Europe

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Washington Nationals baseball star Jayson Werth is also an organic farmer and an advocate for organic farming and food. He said "the Washington Nationals are one of the few teams that have gone almost strictly organic in the food room and have lots of non-GMO products." And the Nationals are one of the best teams in baseball.
Washington Nationals baseball star Jayson Werth is also an organic farmer and

Jayson Werth gave a great speech about organic farming (and coyote pelts)

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SOL Organics, a small Minnesota-based company has a big vision: provide high quality, Fair Trade, organic cotton bedding at an affordable price, while enriching the livelihood of small farmers in India and stimulating the switch from GMO to organic, non-GMO cotton growing.
SOL Organics a small Minnesotabased company has a big vision provide high

SOL Organics offers super soft organic cotton bedding for “transparent luxury”

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A new project of the Children’s Environmental Health Network (CEHN) highlights growing concern over sharply rising herbicide use and risks to pregnant women and children living in the rural Midwest. A study of pregnant women in an Indiana obstetric practice found glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, in the urine of more than 90% of test subjects.
A new project of the Childrens Environmental Health Network CEHN highlights growing

New study finds Roundup weed killer linked to premature and underweight infants

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Many products made using “extreme genetic engineering” technologies such as synthetic biology and gene editing are entering the market with little or no regulation and even with “natural” or “non-GMO” claims. These technologies pose the same and even greater risk than the current genetic engineering technology.
Many products made using extreme genetic engineering technologies such as synthe

GMOs 2.0: New technologies, new risks, and no regulations

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Americans are buying more organic food and household products than ever, according to a new survey. Sales of organic food and goods crested at $47 billion in 2016, an increase of more than 8% over the previous year.
Americans are buying more organic food and household products than ever according

Americans are eating more organic food than ever, survey finds

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A recent study adds to a growing pile of research that shows pollinators are under pressure at a time agricultural production is rising to meet increasing populations and a shift in appetites toward red meat and other land-intensive farm products.
A recent study adds to a growing pile of research that shows

Study finds link between neonic pesticides and decline of bumblebee queens

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Professor Harry Klee of the University of Florida, says his tomatoes are the result of natural breeding and not genetic modification. "The hope is that we can make the supermarket tomato have really good flavor and we can hopefully drive people to like the tomato more. You can get decent flavored tomatoes today, but they cost a lot more," said Klee.
Professor Harry Klee of the University of Florida says his tomatoes are

UF researchers perfecting non-GMO tomatoes

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A newly formed Organic Farmers Association (OFA), aims to represent organic farmers throughout the United States, lobby for their interests in Washington, DC and help advance organic agriculture nationwide. OFA’s mission is to “provide a strong and unified national voice for domestic certified organic producers with the purpose to build and support a farmer-led national organic farmer movement...
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A newly formed Organic Farmers Association OFA aims to represent organic farmers

New association aims to be voice for America’s organic farmers

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More damage from Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide. Glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup, is also responsible for the declining populations of monarch butterflies. Roundup/glyphosate is wiping out milkweed plants, which monarch caterpillars rely on for food and habitat.
More damage from Monsantos Roundup herbicide Glyphosate the main ingredient in Roundup

Michigan State University Research: Evidence of Glyphosate Link to Monarch Butterfly Decline - Sustainable Pulse

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Yili Industrial Group Co. has bid around $850 million to buy the Danone-owned Stonyfield and is now considered a favorite in the auction, two sources close to the process told The Post.
Yili Industrial Group Co has bid around 850 million to buy the

Chinese dairy reportedly advances competing bid for U.S. organic yogurt giant Stonyfield

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A group of farmer shareholders in the European co-op FrieslandCampina will start producing milk without using genetically engineered animal feed.
A group of farmer shareholders in the European coop FrieslandCampina will start

Farmers rise to GE-free cheese demand

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Despite predictions of limited non-GMO feed supplies, McCarty Family Farms sources all the feed it needs to meet Dannon’s non-GMO commitment.
Despite predictions of limited nonGMO feed supplies McCarty Family Farms sources all

Dannon milk supplier has no problems sourcing non-GMO feed

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A former employee of DuPont Pioneer on Oahu is suing the company, claiming she was retaliated against for raising concerns about its use of pesticides.
A former employee of DuPont Pioneer on Oahu is suing the company

Former DuPont Worker Claims Retaliation For Pesticide Complaints

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Factory farms are an abomination that must be stopped. Iowa has 3 million people and 13 million hogs, and while human waste is regulated, hog waste is not. Hog factory farms are polluting Iowa’s water sources, making people sick and destroying home property values. They are also cruelly inhumane to hogs.
Factory farms are an abomination that must be stopped Iowa has 3

Opinion | Health Leaders Must Focus on the Threats From Factory Farms

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The economic upside to organic farming and food is significant, including thousands of good jobs and stronger rural communities. It’s time to make organic agriculture a national priority.
The economic upside to organic farming and food is significant including thousands

Why Congress should make organic agriculture a national priority

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A few dozen people gathered in front of the State House Saturday to protest Monsanto and demand labels for genetically engineered foods.

March Against Monsanto is an international event "aimed at informing the public, calling into question long-term health risks of genetically engineered foods and demanding labels for genetically modified products so that consumers can make informed decisions."
A few dozen people gathered in front of the State House Saturday

'March Against Monsanto' rally held in front of NH Statehouse | NH1

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