Another Challenge to GMOs

Dan Field Crops, Genetically Modified, This Land of Ours

There’s another challenge to GMOs. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The Center for Food Safety filed a legal appeal (.pdf) against the USDA in response to its genetically engineered labeling rules. The organization says those rules do not mandate clear on-package food labeling and allow unlabeled hidden GMOs to proliferate in the U.S. food marketplace. The CFS …


Ag Market Growth Ahead

Dan Agri-Business, Commodities, Economy, Genetically Modified, Nursery Crops, Organic, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours

Taking a look at the projected growth for ag markets. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The Business Research Company’s latest look into the growth of agricultural markets shows big jumps ahead. The global agriculture market is projected to reach a substantial size of just over $19.8 billion by 2027, with a robust Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) …


McKalip Discusses Specialty Crops, GMO Corn, Dairy Trade at Summit

Dan Agri-Business, Corn, Dairy, Genetically Modified, Specialty Crops, Trade

by Sabrina Halvorson The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) is keeping specialty crops in focus for trade deals and working on disputes under the United States-Mexico-Canada (USMCA). Chief Agricultural Negotiator Doug McKalip touched on those and several other topics while speaking at the Agri-Pulse Food and Ag Summit West, held in Sacramento, California. As for specialty crops, he said the importance …


Learn About GMOs with the FDA

Dan Education, Genetically Modified, This Land of Ours, USDA, USDA-EPA, USDA-FDA

There’s a new resource to help consumers learn more about GMOs. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Feed Your Mind is an Agricultural Biotechnology Education and Outreach Initiative that was first launched in March 2020 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency …

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U.S. Wants Science from Mexico on GMO Corn Ban

Dan Corn, Exports/Imports, Genetically Modified, This Land of Ours, Trade

A deadline for Mexico to explain their trade decisions. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Doug McKalip, the new agriculture trade boss in the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office, says he’s given Mexico until today, February 14, to explain the science behind the country’s planned ban on GMO corn imports. Market Screener says the response will help the agency …


Vilsack Keeps Up Pressure on Mexico Over GMO Corn Ban

Dan Corn, Exports/Imports, Genetically Modified

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack is keeping up the pressure on Mexican officials to back off plans in 2024 to ban imports of GMO corn. Vilsack planned to hear from Mexican officials visiting Washington about how they’d modify President Lopez Obrador’s plans to ban imports of genetically modified corn starting in 2024. But he also had a warning. “If the proposal …

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Genetically Engineered Crop Acreage Grows

Dan Genetically Modified, This Land of Ours

A look at genetically engineered crops. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. USDA’s Economic Research Service says genetically engineered seeds were commercially introduced in the U.S. for major field crops in 1996, and adoption rates increased rapidly. By 2008, more than 50 percent of U.S. corn, cotton, and soybean acres were planted with genetically engineered seeds. The total …

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Extensive Study Says GMO Corn Not Harmful to Non-Target Insects

Dan Corn, Field Crops, Genetically Modified, This Land of Ours, USDA-ARS

What a new study says about GMO corn. That’s the subject of today’s This Land of Ours. The largest, highest quality analysis of data ever conducted on the subject shows that genetically modified Bt corn has little impact on nontarget insects and other organisms, especially compared to growing conventional corn. This study was published this week in Environmental Evidence by …


Purdue: GMO Labeling Law Still Expected This Year

Dan Genetically Modified, Industry News Release

The GMO Labeling law mandated by Congress will be established by the end of this year, according to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. Perdue told Organic Insider last week that despite delays, USDA will finalize the law yet this year. Congress passed a bill in 2016 that mandated the Department of Agriculture to create and implement the regulation by July 29, …

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Most Americans Confused About GMOs

Dan Genetically Modified, Industry News Release

A new survey by GMO Answers shows many Americans remain confused over genetically modified organisms, and that this lack of knowledge may be driving overall uncertainty and discomfort. However, the organization says concern and confusion do not equate to rejection, as the survey finds that nearly the same number of Americans want to learn more about GMOs. The survey’s key …