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7th Annual Non-GMO Month Crosses the Finish Line

November 18, 2016

The natural transition from one season to the next fills us with anticipation and the sense of moving forward, while at the same time, reflecting on where we’ve been.  With Non-GMO Month behind us and as we ease into the final months of the year, our thoughts turn to gratitude, contemplation and hope. This year offered… » Read more

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Don’t Let GMOs Haunt You

October 25, 2016

Whether you’re the parent escorting your child from house to house, the person monitoring the door or the reveler nibbling on the plunder, chances are you have faced the annual dilemma of offering up a healthier Halloween experience without putting a damper on the fun. GMOs show up in more than 80% of the foods we… » Read more

Why Choose the Butterfly?

October 19, 2016

Happy Non-GMO Month! We hope you’ll join us in celebrating your right to choose non-GMO products for yourselves and your families. Our non-profit organization has accomplished incredible feats since starting ten years ago; the Non-GMO Project Verified seal is now carried on 40,000+ products across the U.S. and Canada, more than 2,300 retailers have registered… » Read more

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Why the Non-GMO Project Verifies Low-Risk Ingredients

October 6, 2016

One of the most common questions we get at the Non-GMO Project is why we verify products that are seemingly not at risk or at low-risk of being produced from genetically modified organisms (GMOs). While it may seem strange to have Non-GMO Project Verified salt or fruit, there are several important reasons that we verify… » Read more

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Non-GMO Month 2016: 10 Ways to Get Involved!

September 30, 2016

Thousands of natural food and conventional grocery stores all across the U.S. and Canada are taking part in the seventh annual Non‐GMO Month, a 31-day celebration to educate the public and spotlight Non-GMO Project Verified choices on shelves. This month-long event provides a platform for organizations and citizens like you to stand up for non-GMO… » Read more

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Look for the Butterfly at the meat counter

August 30, 2016

The approved FSIS Non-GMO Project Verified Seal is vertical instead of the traditional horizontal verification mark to distinguish the products that carry it. Recently, the Food Safety and Inspection (FSIS) branch of the USDA issued new guidance around GMO claims for meat, poultry and liquid eggs. What does this mean for you? You may see… » Read more

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Look at Those Labels!

August 16, 2016

As parents, protecting our children’s health and safety is our number one priority. From the very beginning, we’re baby-proofing the house, choosing cribs and toys that don’t contain lead paint, cutting our kids’ food into teeny-tiny bites, holding hands when we cross the street…the list goes on and on. What about GMOs? What are they… » Read more

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GMO Labels on the Table in Canada

August 5, 2016

A scene from MODIFIED, a new film by Aube Giroux When I began working on a documentary film about GMO labeling nine years ago, most people I spoke to didn’t know what a GMO was. Public awareness and understanding of GMOs has come a long way since then, but the struggle for clear labeling continues. While 65… » Read more

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Shining Light on the DARK Act

July 29, 2016

On July 29th, 2016, President Obama signed off on a historically discriminatory and fatally flawed GMO labeling bill. In the wake of the signing, many of us are feeling defeated and heartbroken. This new legislation was created with a single purpose in mind—to destroy the incredible grassroots momentum of powerful GMO labeling bills put forward… » Read more

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July 15, 2016

UPDATE:  President Obama signed S 764 on July 29th, 2016 (this blog was originally published on July 15th, 2016). On July 14th, 2016, the U.S. House of Representatives passed Congress’ National Bioengineered Labeling Bill, dubbed by supporters of transparency as the DARK (“Deny Americans the Right to Know”) Act. In absolute defiance of the will… » Read more