Dannon reaching non-GMO milestones to achieve company pledge

Leading U.S. yogurt maker Dannon is moving according to plan on its pledge to source non-GMO ingredients for its products and to use milk from non-GMO fed cows. The company reached a significant milestone recently, achieving Non-GMO Project verification of several Dannon yogurt and “Danimals” smoothie products. Ken Roseboro, Organic and Non-GMO Market News, July 26 […]

NZMP Launches its First Ingredients in North America to Meet the Non-GMO Project Standard

NZMP, Fonterra’s global dairy ingredients brand, has launched a range of dairy ingredients to help North American food and beverage manufacturers address consumer demand for food without genetically modified ingredients and information about where their food comes from. Non-GMO Project, April 6 2017 The new NZMP ingredient range meets the Non-GMO Project Standard, North America’s most trusted and recognized […]

Farmers rise to GE-free cheese demand

A group of farmer shareholders in the European co-op FrieslandCampina will start producing milk without using genetically engineered animal feed. Sudesh Kissun. Dairy News, 9 May 2017 The few hundred farmers living near two FrieslandCampina cheese plants in Germany will participate in the pilot project. They will get a premium price for the GE-free milk, to […]

China: Crushing blow to soy processors as Chinese grow wary on GMO

A Chinese consumer backlash against genetically modified (GMO) crops is beginning to dent demand for soy oil, the nation’s main cooking oil, and could spell crisis for the multi-billion-dollar crushing industry, which depends on GMO soybeans from the United States and elsewhere. Dominique Patton: Reuters, 28 April 2017 Soyoil sales account for about 36 percent of […]

In China, Syngenta Deal Feeds Local GMO Fears

Acquisition is expected to bring more genetically engineered products to China, but many consumers are resisting Wall Street Journal, March 26 2017. By Brian Spegele ZHAODONG, China—The Huiji Hotpot restaurant is a local favorite here, where diners boil meat and vegetables in cauldrons of broth—comfort food to gird against the subzero winter in this far northern farming […]

US: Why Restaurants are Still Saying No to GMO

Amid consumer skepticism, limited-service restaurants can attract higher-income diners with non-GMO options. QSR Magazine, January 2017: Controversy surrounding genetically modified organisms (GMO) continues to sow doubt about them among consumers, despite being deemed safe to eat by the FDA and the National Academy of Sciences. Restaurants are finding that more diners are seeking out and willing […]

US: Federal Approval Of GM Grass Seed Sparks Outcry

A decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to deregulate a genetically modified grass seed has raised concerns about contamination in Oregon’s billion-dollar grass seed industry. Cassandra Profita. OPB, January 18 2017. Genetically modified creeping bentgrass was created by Scotts Miracle-Gro as a product for golf courses. But the grass escaped from its test plots, and has […]

China: Nation’s main grain-producing province bans GM crop

Northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province will ban the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops starting from May 2017, the official Xinhua News Agency reported, citing a provincial regulation passed on Friday.  Liang Fei, Global Times. December 18 2016 Cultivation of GM crops, including corn, rice and soybeans, is banned. The production and sale of GM seeds is […]

Waitrose ends use of GM animal feed on its farms

Critics hail decision as ‘beginning of the end’ for use of the crops in the UK Sean Poulter, Daily Mail, November 2 2016 Waitrose’s meat, milk and eggs will no longer come from animals fed a genetically modified diet. The retailer is dropping GM soya feed on its farms in a huge blow to the controversial […]

German cabinet approves draft law banning GMO crops

Reuters, November 2 2016: The German cabinet has approved a draft law banning cultivation of crops with genetically modified organisms (GMOs), government sources told Reuters on Wednesday. Germany had announced in September 2015 that it will ban cultivation of crops with GMOs under new European Union rules allowing member states to opt out of their […]