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The fight to find organic flour

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Demand for organic products has been growing by double digits since the 1990s, according to the Organic Trade Association. Mintel considers non-GMO to be one of the fastest-growing claims with 44% of new food products between 2013 and 2016 claiming to be non-GMO. Despite this, farmers haven’t kept up the supply of USDA-certified organic wheat or Non-GMO Project verified corn… Read more »

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Super CRISPR Wheat

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Wheat is the second most important food crop in the developing world. It’s not just in pasta, either. Wheat is found in more food than you can imagine (1). Like corn and soy, we need it, and lots of it. But, contrary to what you may think, GMO wheat is not sold or used. In fact, although seed companies have… Read more »

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Mondelez switches Triscuit to Non-GMO Verified

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Confectionery, food, and beverage firm Mondelez International is switching its Triscuit cracker brand to the Non-GMO Verified certification in the US. The company said consumer demand had prompted the move, citing data from market researchers The Hartman Group from this year, which demonstrated that more than half of Americans are looking for non-GMO food and beverages. Mondelez has co-operated with… Read more »

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Cargill Offers First Non-GMO Project Verified Ingredients

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Cargill, a traditionally vehement supporter of genetically modified crops, is to sell its first food ingredients which have been verified that they do not contain genetically modified organisms. One of the world’s biggest food suppliers has made the move amid a landscape in which foodmakers and the public are wanting Cargill and other suppliers to provide GMO-free ingredients.

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Dannon Joins the GMO Labeling Effort

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Dannon said it is joining an effort in the U.S. to label food products made with genetically modified organisms. The U.S. unit of French dairy giant Danone SA unveiled yogurts under the Dannon and Oikos brands featuring non-GMO ingredients. The company said the move marks the start of a transformation of its three main U.S. yogurt brands—Dannon, Oikos and Danimals…. Read more »

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U.S. GMO food labeling bill passes Senate

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The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved legislation that would for the first time require food to carry labels listing genetically-modified ingredients, which labeling supporters say could create loopholes for some U.S. crops. The Senate voted 63-30 for the bill that would display GMO contents with words, pictures or a bar code that can be scanned with smartphones. The U.S. Agriculture… Read more »

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