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Eric is a native Washingtonian who calls Colorado his home away from home. Before joining the Non-GMO Project, he spent close to a decade racing mountain bikes and cyclocross competitively around the world. When not in the office, you can find Eric attempting to break the sound barrier on his mountain bike, losing himself in a scintillating read, grooving to the latest ear candy, and soaking in as much sun as he possibly can.

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November 18, 2016

7th Annual Non-GMO Month Crosses the Finish Line

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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November 14, 2016

Feasting on Non-GMO Veggies

Food, family, and dear friends My annual holiday traditions are filled with the people and dishes I treasure most. The blustery weather that accompanies the fall harvest stimulates my appetite for nurturing, wholesome food. I enjoy serving my family platters of plant-based edibles that highlight holiday flavors and textures. Cooking with non-GMO fruits and vegetables—both… » Read more

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November 12, 2016

Non-GMO Bird is the Word

Just because I’m a vegetarian, doesn’t mean I don’t cook up a tantalizing turkey come Thanksgiving. While I am enjoying my Field Roast Hazelnut-Cranberry Roast En Croute (and a ton of side dishes!), my guests will feast on what I believe is the simplest, healthiest and most delicious turkey ever to grace a table. No… » Read more

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November 10, 2016

Tweets for a Non-GMO Holiday!

Nov 15th, 12:00 pm PST, twitter.com/nongmoproject, #NonGMOHolidayCheer Don’t miss this seasonal Non-GMO Holiday Twitter Party from the Non-GMO Project. Gobble up non-GMO ideas, wash it down with a list of refreshing recipes and serve it with a side of fabulous prizes! With Thanksgiving around the corner and holiday menu planning in full swing, be sure you’re… » Read more

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October 25, 2016

Don’t Let GMOs Haunt You

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


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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October 12, 2016

GMOs are Upsetting the Apple Cart

An American tradition Chilly October mornings and the smell of autumn leaves accompany the thumps of falling apples across North America. Apple cider, crisp, pie, butter, baked, bobbing, and of course eating fresh off the tree all make this my favorite fruit season of the year. The apple has a long romantic history in both my… » Read more

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October 11, 2016

Creepin’ It Real

Avoiding GMOs on the trickiest day of the year I can’t explain it. The air turns brisk, the days grow short and before the first leaf has fallen from the trees, my internal clock starts its countdown to Halloween. I get giddy at the thought of glowing jack-o’-lanterns, gauzy spider webs and anything orange and… » Read more

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October 6, 2016

Why the Non-GMO Project Verifies Low-Risk Ingredients

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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September 30, 2016

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

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


September 1, 2016

Tips for Packing a Non-GMO Lunchbox

One of the best things about starting a new school year is the opportunity to develop new habits. The classroom is organized, desks are clean, and your child’s backpack is full of untouched school supplies. All of these are reminders of the fresh start that comes with being another grade older.  Make the most of… » Read more

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August 30, 2016

Look for the Butterfly at the meat counter

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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August 16, 2016

Look at Those Labels!

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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August 5, 2016

GMO Labels on the Table in Canada

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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July 29, 2016

Shining Light on the DARK Act

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 20, 2016

Megan Westgate speaks at Danone Press Conference

On July 14th, 2016, leaders from Dannon, Green America, Just Label It, and the Non-GMO Project gathered in New York for a historic announcement. Dannon committed to go non-GMO with its top-selling brands: Oikos, Dannon and Danimals yogurt. By pledging to earn Non-GMO Project verification, Dannon will work with farmers to plant 80,000 acres of non-GMO crops for… » Read more

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July 15, 2016

The United Plates of America

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

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July 4, 2016

Living Non-GMO “Bill of Rights”

I’ve been working with the Project for two years now, and it has been truly inspiring to witness the impact we are having on our food supply. From brands to retailers to YOU, together we are making great strides towards building a non-GMO future. In celebration of Independence Day and Vermont’s labeling law taking effect, I started thinking about freedom… » Read more


June 30, 2016

Stop the DARK Act!

A majority of Senators have voted to move the DARK Act forward for a final vote on July 6. If ultimately passed, this bill would STOP state laws to label genetically engineered foods. It would take away GMO labels in stores that are already being provided in advance of Vermont’s GMO labeling law. It would… » Read more


June 28, 2016

Is it GMO? “Smart labels” aren’t enough

I come from a long line of farmers and gardeners. On the farm I raise mainly corn and soybeans like almost every other Iowa farmer. My ancestors couldn’t have imagined the diversity and disease resistance offered by the advances in conventional breeding. Fortunately, I have the choice to purchase the conventionally bred varieties rather than… » Read more


June 25, 2016

Field of Dreams

If you demand it, they will come… In April 2016, The New York Times reported that for the first time, acreage of GMO crops has declined. We want to take a moment to acknowledge that this change is due, in large part, because of you. In the six short years since the Butterfly first appeared… » Read more

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June 3, 2016

Grow Your Food to Know Your Food

One of the most rewarding ways to eat non-GMO and the best way to know exactly where your food comes from is to grow your own food. Many of us here at the Non-GMO Project are avid gardeners, from large permaculture homesteads to square foot gardens in tiny yards in town to sprouting seeds on our… » Read more

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June 1, 2016

Fire Up the Non-GMO Grill! Summer Meals in a Snap!

  Make the most of summer with these simple meal tips. The key is to keep it cool, easy and fresh! We’ve gathered these tips to bring a variety of globally inspired flavors into your home and keep the heat – and the GMOs – out! Add protein (quinoa, meats, tofu, beans, nuts, etc.) to… » Read more

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May 27, 2016

Let’s Talk Dirt

How does your non-GMO garden grow? Planting an edible garden is a rewarding way to know your food. And one of the most important steps in ensuring you have a successful garden is assessing the quality of your soil. I used to think I had a black thumb because I would spend all this time planting… » 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


May 13, 2016

Living Non-GMO Summer Tips

Living non-GMO means making a commitment to avoid genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the products you buy, grow and bring into your home. It means understanding what is at risk for being GMO, reading labels and demanding transparency. It’s about your right to know, so that you can make non-GMO choices for you and your… » Read more


May 8, 2016

Clean Non-GMO Eating

Eating clean is about eating foods that avoid GMOs and other harmful ingredients. I’ve been eating clean for over a decade and it’s helped me heal from 10 years of chronic illness. As many of you know, GMOs are created in a lab and exist in many of the foods lining the aisles of our… » Read more


April 29, 2016

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We commit to continuing to provide organic and Non-GMO Project Verified products to our fans as well as continuing to educate and help spread the word! #TeamNonGMO


April 27, 2016

Renee

I am the owner of the Organic Marketplace and Sprouts Cafe in Gastonia, NC. My staff and I are committed to educating our family, friends, and community about the efforts of the Non-GMO Project, and how to make a difference in our own lives.


April 27, 2016

Buena-Marie

Educate my students on the long-term health benefits of Non-GMO products; to respect our island of Guam and our planet by making the smart decision by choosing Non-GMO products.


April 25, 2016

Isabel

Only plant Non-GMO seeds in my garden.


April 25, 2016

Marsha

Use only non-GMO fruit and veggies & eggs. Use only non-GMO skincare. Use more organic non-GMO meats instead of just antibiotic free.


April 25, 2016

Brandi

Choose non-GMO whenever possible!


April 25, 2016

april

Buy only non-GMO personal care products.


April 25, 2016

Mike

Eat organic, avoid GMOs.


April 25, 2016

Carol

Not buying anything that is not labelled non-GMO!


April 25, 2016

Katie

Use Non-GMO from head to toe!


April 25, 2016

Jane

Only use non-GMO hair care on these long locks!


April 25, 2016

Carolyn

We have a right to know what is in our food!!!


April 18, 2016

Mitsuki and Angelina

Work hard to promote non-GMOs!

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April 18, 2016

This Product is Made with GMOs

  Small Changes Create Big Change The Non-GMO Project was started by a small group of retailers in 2007. Since the first Non-GMO Project Verified seal appeared in grocery stores in 2010, the Butterfly has grown to become the market’s trusted standard for GMO avoidance. This growth is based on the decisions you are making every time you… » Read more


April 17, 2016

Make it a Non-GMO Mother’s Day!

  My mom is an inspiring woman who has not only shaped my life, but has shaped countless other young lives as well with her work as a teacher. While a mom’s passion, dedication and many other amazing traits deserve to be appreciated every day, Mother’s Day is a special event dedicated solely to celebrating the strong female… » Read more


April 15, 2016

Cooking Up a Non-GMO Dinner

If you have finicky family members or kids with allergies or food sensitivities like I do, you might think that cooking up a non-GMO dinner is way over your head. After all, you already have a short list of foods that your child can safely eat while satisfying his or her picky palette. While it… » Read more

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April 15, 2016

Alex

Eat no more GMO foods.

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April 14, 2016

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Choosing environmentally friendly, non-GMO beauty products.

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April 14, 2016

Jessica

Use only Non-GMO skincare (like Andalou Naturals) because what goes on the skin is just as important as what goes into our bodies!

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April 14, 2016

Rania

Share non-GMO articles and information I come across on Twitter and Facebook.

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April 14, 2016

Megan

Using SPF daily AND making sure it’s non-GMO!


April 14, 2016

April Showers Bring Non-GMO Flowers

The first thing I think about when the sun comes out and the flowers start blooming, is all of the yummy produce that will soon be in season. From fresh berries, to sun-ripened cherry tomatoes, to pole beans and sweet yellow onions; nothing is better than fresh, organic, non-GMO fruits and veggies straight from the… » Read more