Everyone is talking about ramen, and there’s a ramen shop in almost every East Bay neighborhood. But what about all the other delicious Asian soups out there with the same soul-warming potential? Here are ten soups (at eight venues) you might not have thought of.
New GMO potatoes don’t bruise as easily, and, when fried, they have less of a potentially harmful chemical. Yet some big chip and french fry makers won’t touch them because of the stigma of GMOs.
When GMO-free cereals landed in supermarkets, some vitamins had mysteriously vanished from them. But these vitamins don’t necessarily come from genetically altered organisms.
Farmers will be able to plant types of corn and soybeans that can tolerate doses of two weedkillers. It may be one of the most significant developments the world of weedkilling in more than a decade.
Investigators from the U.S. Department of Agriculture say they cannot figure out how genetically modified wheat got into an Oregon field. Now GM wheat has been found growing in Montana, too.
China has been a big and growing market for U.S. corn. But then farmers started planting a kind of genetically engineered corn that’s not yet approved in China, and the Chinese government struck back.
Many mainstream companies are creating GMO-free foods, but they’re not publicizing the changes. Meanwhile, some are also fighting state initiatives that would require them to label GMOs ingredients.
A new banana enhanced with vitamin A is intended to address diet deficiencies in Uganda. But if the past history of “biofortified” crops is prologue, it faces a tough road ahead.
Vermont gets ready to become the first state to require food producers to label products that are genetically modified, but not without preparing for major legal battles with companies like Monsanto.
In an open acknowledgement that many consumers are annoyed that GMO ingredients aren’t labeled, a coalition announced Thursday that it does support labeling. But it wants a federal standard to be voluntary, and it wants to keep states from passing any more mandatory labeling measures.
Many American food companies, responding to consumer demands, are looking for grain that’s not genetically modified. It turns out that non-GMO corn and soybeans aren’t hard to find. Years ago, grain traders set up a supply chain to deliver non-GMO grain from U.S. farmers to customers in Japan.
Numbers don’t lie, but they can sometimes tell a misleading story. Three times in the last week, we came across farm statistics that painted a picture not quite backed up by facts on the ground.