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27 06, 2016

Guest Blog – BIG GMO LABELING NEWS!

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June 27, 2016  Senate Introduces Bill to Overturn Vermont’s Mandatory GMO Labeling Law in Favor of Watered-Down National Standard  By Steven Hoffman   GMO labeling proponents were planning on celebrating on July 1 – the date when Vermont’s GMO labeling legislation became the first mandatory GMO labeling law of the land. The small state’s bold [...]

23 06, 2016

Guest Blog – Consumer Demand Driving Record Growth of Organic

By |2016-06-23T11:50:10-05:00June 23rd, 2016|News You Can Use|0 Comments

U.S. Sales of Organic Products Grew 11% to $43.3 Billion in 2015 By Steven Hoffman, Compass Natural Driven by a groundswell of steadily rising consumer demand for healthy, environmentally friendly food produced without the use of toxic, synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, antibiotics and growth hormones, irradiation, genetic engineering, and often inhumane treatment of animals, sales [...]

23 06, 2016

Guest blog- Worldwide Organic Acreage Hits All-time High

By |2016-06-23T11:44:52-05:00June 23rd, 2016|News You Can Use|0 Comments

June 20, 2016  Guest Blog - Steven Hoffman, Compass Natural Today, more farmers are cultivating organically on more land in more countries than ever before, according to FiBL’s 2016 report, The World of Organic Agriculture, released in February 2016 in partnership with IFOAM Organics International. At the end of 2014, when data was last collected, [...]

22 06, 2016

Regulatory Review – 2016 Spring NOSB Meeting summary

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Several new board members got down to business, Carrageenan was a Hot Topic, and an Expert Panel discussed Hydroponics. By Alesia Bock, AgriSystems International Since there were relatively few Sunset 2018 materials up for initial review, time was devoted to important discussions on the future of carrageenan on the National List, and whether Hydroponic/Bioponic methods [...]