Title: Digital Marketing Coordinator
Website: nongmoproject.org

James has a passion for food that is rooted from his youth, growing up among the fruit orchards and small farms in Northern Michigan.  His interest in product transparency and a world free of genetically modified food drew James to the Non-GMO Project.  He is an avid dancer and loves to spend time outdoors with his wife and son.

Articles by this contributor:

March 7, 2017

GMO 101 with Executive Director Megan Westgate

Everyone has a right to know what is in their food. Learn more about GMOs and how they impact the food system from our Executive Director Megan Westgate. This video is made possible by our education and outreach sponsors: Annie’s, Zevia, and NutriGold.

February 13, 2017

Sharing Non-GMO Love

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, we visited a factory that produces Non-GMO Project Verified chocolate. Learn more about the Theo chocolate company and see their full line of Verified chocolate on livingnongmo.org. Happy Non-GMO Valentine’s Day!

January 25, 2017

The Opal of My Eye

  It is hard to imagine getting excited about a variety of apple, but there is a new fruit in our midst that’s a major game changer. The Opal is a truly non-browning apple—yes, you heard that right, this fruit naturally doesn’t brown when it’s cut open. Our family loves fresh produce year round, and… » Read more

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

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

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 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

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

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

April 18, 2016

Mitsuki and Angelina

Work hard to promote non-GMOs!

April 6, 2016


Look for the Butterfly on all the foods I purchase!

April 6, 2016


Eat Non-GMO Project Verified eggs.

April 6, 2016


Talk to everyone I meet on my trip through Spain and Portugal about the work of the Non-GMO Project.

April 6, 2016


Share non-GMO food with my roommates and friends!

April 5, 2016


To make my lunches with only Non-GMO Project Verified ingredients!

April 2, 2016


Attend a Non-GMO Potluck!

April 2, 2016


Learn more about the foods I purchase and share that knowledge with friends and family.

April 2, 2016


Host a Non-GMO Project Verified potluck for Earth Day!

April 2, 2016


Educate my friends and family about GMOs and how to avoid them!

April 2, 2016


Continue educating  myself & engaging others about the ownership of our food supply &  the health of our farms & farmers.

April 2, 2016


Look for the Butterfly on all products and encourage others to do the same!

April 2, 2016


Grow more food!

April 2, 2016


Spread info on GMOs to friends and family!!

April 2, 2016


Teach my children about Non-GMO and the importance of the orange Butterfly.

April 2, 2016


Make sure we eat only Non-GMO Project Verified & Certified Organic snacks and meals.

April 2, 2016


Feed my dog only homemade, non-GMO treats!

April 1, 2016


Feed my bunny non-GMO.

April 1, 2016


Always look for the Butterfly and buy non-GMO.

April 1, 2016


Buy only non-GMO food.

April 1, 2016


Get my local grocer to register with the Project!

March 16, 2016

The Defeat of the DARK Act

On Wednesday March 16th, Americans were victorious in the most critical battle ever to hit the Right To Know movement—Congress rejected the DARK Act with a Senate vote of 49-48. This sweeping bill would have prohibited any current or future state law from requiring GMO labeling, and it would have dramatically undercut federal, state and… » Read more

February 29, 2016

Smart Snacking on Non-GMOs

Let’s face it: who doesn’t love a tasty snack? Small bites carry us through our workdays, keep our kids smiling, and bring us together at gatherings. My love of snacks runs the gamut from protein bars to chips with guacamole. Since 80% of packaged foods contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs), here are some ways to avoid… » Read more

January 8, 2016

Top Five Non-GMO Questions

As a non-profit organization, the mission of the Non-GMO Project is to preserve and build the non-GMO food supply, educate consumers, and provide verified non-GMO choices. To achieve these goals, we include our website URL on our verification seal as a resource for anyone wanting to learn more about our verification program. NonGMOProject.org together with… » Read more

November 3, 2015

Tweets for a Non-GMO Holiday!

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