GMOs: What’s in Store for Organic Industry

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  • At present, there are 457 million acres of GMO crops growing around the world. The good news is this GMO acreage has remained largely unchanged for the last three years
  • This lack of growth is undoubtedly a reflection of growing consumer awareness about GMOs and the toxic chemicals that accompany them
  • In the U.S., the organic food and products sector has grown to $50 billion a year and the certified non-GMO sector is now at $30 billion annually
  • We now face a new generation of GMOs, which are likely even more dangerous than the first generation of glyphosate-resistant and Bt-producing crops released in 1996
  • The organic industry is also slowly introducing the next-gen in organics — regenerative organics, also known as biodynamic farming, which has far stricter rules than USDA organics. New grass fed certification rules are also being implemented

Source: Recent Successes and What’s in Store for Organic Industry in 2018

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