Deven Vilar, Non-GMO Project
Title: Brand & Outreach Coordinator
Website: nongmoproject.org

Growing up on the Eastern side of Washington, Deven’s grandparents owned a small dairy farm where she would help her grandfather feed the cows, collect eggs, and help out wherever she could. She learned the importance of label reading through her mother’s career in the natural food industry. Deven graduated from Western Washington University with a BA in Environmental Policy. Deven supports outreach efforts at the Non-GMO Project.

Outside of work Deven enjoys being immersed in nature, seeing live music, cooking with friends and family, and providing for her little cat Phil.

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October 19, 2016

Why Choose the Butterfly?

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


October 13, 2016

Join the Non-GMO Corn Revolution!

To help celebrate Non-GMO Month, we’ve collaborated with Our Little Rebellion, a family of Non-GMO Project Verified popped snacks, to inspire an American revolution in support of non-GMO corn! And what better way to reveal our crusade than with crop art cut from a non-GMO field? To kick off the movement, we’re are asking U.S… » Read more

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May 24, 2016

Fishy Business: GMO Salmon

This blog was originally published on November 30, 2015. It now contains recent updates. UPDATE | Pending Litigation The Center for Food Safety and a coalition of environmental and consumer advocacy groups filed a lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration— disputing their November approval of AquaBounty’s GE salmon. The lawsuit, filed back in March, challenges the… » Read more

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December 2, 2015

A Non-Traditional Non-GMO Holiday

My favorite time of the year has arrived—there’s magic in the air, festive music pouring out of the radio and the anticipation of all the delicious dishes that will be shared with family and friends. The holiday season is upon us! Whether it’s Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa, it is the time spent with loved ones… » Read more

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September 30, 2015

October is Non-GMO Month!

October brings apple picking, a welcome chill in the evening air, leaves changing color and … the beginning of Non-GMO Month! While educating people about GMOs is central to our mission year round, Non-GMO Month is a unique opportunity to bring together retailers, manufacturers, farmers and shoppers in order to spread awareness about the GMO… » Read more