5@5: Non-browning mushroom raises questions about GMO regulation | Walmart and Wild Oats parting ways?

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April 25, 2016

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5@5: Non-browning mushroom raises questions about GMO regulation | Walmart and Wild Oats parting ways?

Why this genetically modified mushroom gets to skip USDA oversight

Earlier this month, the USDA said it will not regulate the sale of a white-button mushroom produced using a controversial gene-editing technique called CRISPR. The technique involves snipping a tiny piece of DNA from one gene, but doesn't involve introducing genetic code from another organism. But GMO labeling advocates say this situation showcases the holes in the current regulatory process for GMOs. Read more at The Washington Post...


Walmart's organic food push faces a setback

Sources say the retailer is phasing out the Wild Oats organic brand over the next few months, moving instead toward more organic items under its Great Value brand and in fresh produce. Walmart and Wild Oats began their partnership in 2014. Read more at Fortune...

Room for growth: Grand opening this week for Organic Valley's new Cashton office building

The nation's largest cooperative of organic farmers, which hit record sales of $1 billion last year, opens a new $24 million facility in Wisconsin. Read more at La Crosse Tribune...


Do you eat? Then you should care about agriculture policy

Americans care about where their food comes from, yet food issues seem to be "dwelling in the shadows" of this presidential election. Here are nine questions we should be asking candidates to answer. Read more at The Baltimore Sun...


Rick Moonen helping lead the way on aquaculture to enhance food security

The chef is a leader in aquaculture fish farming, which he says is one solution to preserving nature while addressing food security issues. Read more at Las Vegas Sun...

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