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Agriculture Industry Today posted an article today called Global non-GMO Food Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Amy’s Kitchen, Nature’s Path, Organic Valley and The Hain Celestial

The article reports that Research and Markets, the worlds largest market research store, has announced that they have added a GMO report to their offering. According to the research companies website, theGlobal non-GMO Food Market 2014-2018 report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the Global Non-GMO Food market for the period 2013-2018.

Few topics in the food/agriculture industry are as controversial and heavily discussed as genetically modified organisms also known as GMOs. Arguments championing both sides of the issue have grown beyond the scientists and have found their way into everyday consumer discourse. Some giant corporations proudly stand by their GMO products while some brands proudly showcase their non GMO badge. While the disagreement ensues, one thing is certain, the demand for non GMO products is on the rise.

This new research indicates that analysts forecast the Global Non-GMO Food market will grow at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15.92 percent over the period 2013-2018. Consumers, which is everyone who eats food, are becoming more aware of the types of food they are eating. The Farm to Table approach to food has become a major craze in the United States, and as reports surface of Europe banning certain types of foods, eating is becoming a more conscience activity.

Add in reports of climate change, environmental pollution, and growing obesity numbers; and the process of how food is grown, manufactured and consumed, further fuels the GMO dialogue. GMOs are plants created to be immune to specific diseases thus reducing the number of crops that are lost because of plant infestations. If crops can be created that are not vulnerable to the diseases that affect them, it results in growing more crops that can feed more people.

On the flip side, as this report points out, such modification in the genes of the crops and foods has resulted many health and environmental risks. As a result, more consumers in the US, Japan, Europe, Canada, and other nations are demanding non-GMO foods as it is better for their health and has lower environmental risks.

This report mentions brands that have taken the lead in providing a variety of non-GMO products. Providing these types of options means they have a source of origin that is also non-GMO. This is where farmers come into the picture. Pest and diseases are sometimes inevitable in farming, especially in large commercial farms. Using harsh pesticides and other chemicals to try and keep plants healthy hurt the environment, which in turn can contribute to climate change, and finally, create conditions where GMO s can step in. Its a cycle that can lead to long term consequences.

How then can this cycle be broken? The cycle is broken when farmers use all natural methods to growing and maintaining the health of their crops. Pests and diseases can wreak havoc but there are natural fungicides, pesticides, and fertilizers that will restore a plant’s health and make it less susceptible to diseases. Using harsh chemicals might work faster, but overtime can cause more harm than good.

At Vegalab we believe in creating products that give farmers an opportunity to grow healthy crops while being good to the environment. Long gone are the days when we were forced to treat our plants and other crops with harsh agents. These chemicals seep into our food, our water, and pollute our environment, leaving us and our children vulnerable to potential health issues.

Our scientists are using compounds that are new to the current market and have never been introduced into current commercial agricultural methods. Our research has led us to extract and find substances from specific plants and develop new practices that differ from the current trends and methodology seen in the farming world. We use micronization and amplification technologies to make healthier and highly effective natural products.

Though the topic of GMOs arent going away anytime, the growing demand for non-GMO foods is creating new food choices and forcing us all to take a closer look at the foods we eat and how they are grown.

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