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This health writer used to fear the ‘Dirty Dozen.’ Here’s why she quit worrying about pesticides on food

Amy Sowder | Packer | 
I have a confession: My shopping and eating habits have been influenced by the “Dirty Dozen” and “Clean 15” lists ...
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Over 99% of tested produce ‘well below’ pesticide safety limits, USDA study shows

Tom Karst | Packer | 
More than 99% of [fruits and vegetable] samples tested in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Pesticide Data Program had residue ...
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Organic industry pushes back after allegations of deceptive marketing

Tom Karst | Packer | 
The Organic Trade Association took out a full page ad in the Wall Street Journal Sept. 12 pushing back against ...
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Industry group ‘resurrects’ USDA’s canceled organic food research program

Tom Karst | Packer | 
Three months after the U.S. Department of Agriculture pulled the plug on a plan to establish a national organic promotion ...
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USDA report: Pesticide data shows US food supply ‘one of the safest in the world’

Tom Karst | Packer | 
More than 20% of food sampled by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 2016 show no detectable pesticides and less ...
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Canada approves genetically engineered non-browning Fuji apples

Chris Koger | Packer | 
Following the lead of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Canadian federal agencies have approved the marketing of the non-browning Arctic ...

Arctic golden delicious: Non-browning genetically engineered apples debut in Midwest grocery stores

Tom Karst | Packer | 
Boldly going where no genetically modified apple has gone before, Arctic apples from Okanagan Specialty Fruits will ship to about ...
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Will consumers accept CRISPR gene edited non-browning mushrooms?

Jim Offner | Packer | 
Marketers say the idea of a non-browning mushroom developed through gene-editing techniques is intriguing, although few seem to know if ...
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Is developed nations’ anti-GMO activism ‘arrogance of affluence’?

Joe Guenthner | Packer | 
While working on a research project in South Africa I met a distinguished-looking farmer, well dressed in a suit and ...

Fruit and vegetable industry feeling heat of anti-GMO attacks

Greg Johnson | Packer | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The Clif Bar Family ...

Non-browning GMO varieties can improve post-storage quality of produce like apples, potatoes

Joe Guenthner | Packer | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. I recently toured several ...
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Study finds dramatic local economic benefits to organic agriculture, surprising researchers

Tom Karst | Packer | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. In a report produced ...

GMO citrus resistant to greening disease successfully grown in Florida

Doug Ohlemeier | Packer | 
Southern Gardens Citrus, a large Florida citrus growing and processing operation, is growing genetically modified fruit that’s resistant to the ...

Can Arctic apples be ‘poster child’ for GMOs?

Chuck Robinson | Packer | 
Count me among the bystanders shouting encouragement to the gladiator to go in for the kill. The GMO arena seems ...

Food industry gradually embracing pending new GM products

Chris Koger | Packer | 
It looks like soon I’ll have to update my standard response when someone comments on our website about genetically modified ...

Potato industry poised for approval of new GM variety

Daniel Vanderhorst | Packer | 
The biotech industry is working to shape a more balanced conversation on GMOs. Attendees at the Idaho Grower-Shipper Association’s 86th annual ...

Video: Non-browning GMO Arctic Apple maker defends its safety and nutrition while some Canadian retailers reject it

Packer | 
Federal agencies in the U.S. and Canada are expected to soon give approval to the non-browning Arctic apple, but a group ...

Hawaii papaya growers proud of GM Hawaiian papayas

Vicky Boyd | Packer | 
In this era where shippers and processors are taking extra steps to ensure consumers know their products are free of ...

Arctic GMO apple: Is it getting closer?

Tom Karst | Packer | 
Is the GMO apple getting closer to reality? I talked to one source this week who believes the USDA decision on the GMO ...
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