(NaturalNews) Farmers, lured by declining commodity prices and pressures involving weed resistance to glyphosate (the main ingredient in Roundup), have recently expressed a strong interest in growing non-GMO soybeans and corn in early 2015.
Wayne Hoener, vice president of sales for Des Moines-based seed company eMerge, which sells non-GMO corn and soybean seed to farmers, says that, although premium totals may be declining, the final figures amount to higher percentages of price compared to two years ago. A premium of $2 per bushel of beans, it’s explained, marks a higher percentage at $9 than it does at $13. This pertains to the fact that many companies in the past have honed in on a crop’s end-value traits, since more of a percentage of non-GMO crops are ultimately used in many food products.(1) Continue reading