Cashew nut is a nut with a nutty flavour that is grown commercially in many countries, and is a staple in many Western countries.
But there are also growing concerns that the nut is becoming an increasingly popular food in countries such as India and Bangladesh, where it is known to contain pesticides.
The US-based Natural Resources Defense Council has published a report saying that the popularity of the nut in these countries has led to the growth of pesticides and genetically modified crops.
Natural Resources Defence Council (NRDC) director Matt Tait said that the trend towards “cashew-nuts-and-grapes” culture was “unfair” to the industry.
“Farmers need to make sure that the product is organic, sustainable, and not genetically modified,” Tait told Business Insider.
“This is something that has gone on for many decades, but we’re seeing more and more people embracing it.”
Cashew nuts and grapes are the only nuts and fruit on the US menu, with the only other nut being pistachios.
But according to Tait, there are growing concerns about the safety of the nuts.
Cashew and grapes, which are grown in different parts of the world, are very different.
The American version, Cashew Nut, is grown in New Zealand and Australia, while the Australian version, Grapeseed, is only grown in the United States.
According to the NRDC report, the growing popularity of cashew nuts in some countries has contributed to the rise of genetically modified corn.
It says that the growth in popularity of Cashew, which is grown as an ingredient in the food industry, is largely due to its use in the production of pistachio nuts, which contain a modified version of a gene known as Bt.
Cashews, which have the same protein content as pistachias, are not approved for use in food production in the US.
But some of the genetic modification has been used in the cultivation of other nuts, such as pecans and walnuts.
NRDC is also concerned about the environmental impacts of GMOs.
According the report, GMOs such as Cashew have led to soil erosion, chemical pollution, and pollution of groundwater and surface waters, as well as increased use of pesticides, herbicides, and herbicides that are not designed to kill pests.
The report said that some of these crops have already been genetically modified to be resistant to glyphosate, the main herbicide used to kill pest insects in agriculture.
“The growing popularity in some parts of Asia, Africa, and Latin America is not sustainable in terms of our climate,” Tats said.
“There are already a lot of negative consequences for the environment.”
NRDC has been lobbying to get the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to require organic certification of GMOs for crops that have been genetically engineered to be genetically modified.
In October, the US Agriculture Department released a report showing that GMOs that are produced with engineered genes were more likely to cause environmental damage than conventional crops.
The USDA’s report said organic certification could “increase public confidence in the safety and efficacy of GMOs”.
The US Department said that it would continue to work with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to evaluate whether organic certification is needed.
However, Tats says that while organic certification would increase the public’s confidence in GMOs, it could also be detrimental to farmers who have to pay more for the seeds that they need to grow their own crops.
“They’re not necessarily paying for the organic seeds themselves, they’re paying for organic pesticides,” Tets said.
NRCC has launched a campaign to make organic certification mandatory for the cultivation and sale of GMOs in the U.S. It has also launched a petition asking the FDA to require GMO-certified foods to be labelled as organic.
The petition was signed by more than 15,000 people and is now growing.
In an email to Business Insider, the NRCC said that organic certification should only be used in “limited circumstances”, and that organic products “should not be used as a substitute for conventional products, such that the organic products do not represent a significant fraction of the total food supply”.
“The FDA is not currently reviewing or recommending organic certification for GMOs,” a spokesperson told Business Insider.
“We do not believe that organic certifications are appropriate for GM crops, but will continue to monitor the FDA’s response.”