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

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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

By Dr. Mercola

Our annual GMO Awareness Week is upon us, and in this interview, Ronnie Cummins, executive director and co-founder of the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) details the current state of the opposition to genetically modified organisms (GMOs). A lot has happened since last year’s campaign.


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