Title: Research Analyst

As Resource Coordinator for the Non-GMO Project, Linda supports the Standards & Verification team by researching and monitoring GMO developments and trends, including synthetic biology. She first became interested in GMOs about 15 years ago when she had the opportunity to meet Dr. Vanaja Ramprasad, Founding Trustee of India’s GREEN Foundation, and discuss her work to foster and preserve biodiversity, sustainable agriculture, and the ability of small-scale farmers to achieve and maintain economic independence. Linda brings to the Project over 25 years’ experience in the environmental consulting field and is happy to have the opportunity to merge her environmental knowledge with her personal goals to support local, organic and non-GMO food production.

Articles by this contributor:

December 7, 2017

Non-GMO Holiday Meal Essentials

To celebrate this season of togetherness, gratitude, and gatherings filled with food, we’ve teamed up with our Education and Outreach Sponsor WOODSTOCK to bring you a holiday guide for GMO avoidance. Whether your serving up a meal for twenty or simply want to integrate non-GMO choices into your diet this winter, this infographic has got… » Read more

November 21, 2017

The Heart of the Holidays 2017

Generate non-GMO goodwill with gifts and choices that keep on giving. In a world where the profound differences between those who “have” and those who “have less” have grown increasingly more visible, the joy of holiday gift giving offers a singular opportunity to make the spirit of the season even more meaningful. Many of the… » Read more

November 21, 2017

Bt Crops and their Ecosystems

The Latest News on Bt A GMO, or genetically modified organism, is a plant, animal, microorganism or other organism whose genetic makeup has been modified in a laboratory using genetic engineering or transgenic technology. This creates unstable combinations of plant, animal, bacterial and virus genes that do not occur in nature or through traditional crossbreeding… » Read more

November 17, 2017

Celebrate the Non-GMO Harvest

During this season of gratitude, we at the Non-GMO Project would like to express our deepest thanks to the non-GMO farmers across the globe who help ensure our access to non-GMO food choices. Join us in the celebrating the 2017 growing season’s non-GMO harvest! Click the below infographic to view it in full screen!    You… » Read more

October 17, 2017

Your Body is Boodaful: Non-GMO Skincare by Booda Organics

Booda Organics’ facility is vibrant, yet tranquil, and manages to feel sunny and warm even though it’s located in rainy Bellingham, Washington. As we were shown around by co-founder, Sheana Pickard, we were struck by how different their space is from any production facility we’ve seen before. The walls are cream and teal with pops… » Read more

October 13, 2017

Your Guide to a Non-GMO Halloween

Ensure your Halloween goodie bag isn’t filled with GMO tricks! Use this educational guide to make an informed choice about which candies to avoid during this frightfully festive season.   You might also like…

October 10, 2017

The Buzz about Cross-Pollination

While summer may be over, the growing season is not! Fall is a time of the year that farmers everywhere grow bounties of insta-worthy squash, pumpkins, and other fall-harvest crops. What’s the key to this season of abundance? Pollination. In order for flowering plant species to create seeds and reproduce, they must transfer pollen from… » Read more

October 1, 2017

What is the “Modified” in Modified Corn Starch?

Here at the Project, we have received an influx of queries about modified corn starch over the past few weeks. Let’s talk about modified corn starch! The “modified” in modified corn starch (and other types of modified starches) does not stand for genetically modified. In this context, “modified” simply means that the corn starch has… » Read more

September 22, 2017

Animal Feed is the Key to a Non-GMO Future

If you eat dairy, eggs, meat, or other animal products, choosing items that are Non-GMO Project Verified is the single biggest way you can help protect a non-GMO future. That’s because the majority of genetically engineered crop acres in the United States are used for animal feed, and the Non-GMO Project is the only seal… » Read more

September 21, 2017

Celebrate Non-GMO Month this October!

We have a lot to celebrate during our 8th annual, and biggest ever, Non-GMO Month in October. Harvest season is a natural time to reap what we have sown and appreciate the fruits of our labor. At the Non-GMO Project, we are grateful for a bountiful year of growth in participation from product brands and… » Read more

August 22, 2017

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

August 18, 2017

The Importance of Third-Party Verification: Presented by NutriGold

The following blog originally appeared on NutriGold’s website. NurtiGold is a Leadership Outreach and Education Sponsor and has over 50 Non-GMO Project Verified products, and we thank them for their continued support of our mission! Concerned consumers often wonder if the claims on product labels are actually true. They want to buy healthy, environmentally-friendly products and… » Read more

August 17, 2017

GMOs in Canada: What You Should Know

Polls spanning the last twenty years have consistently shown that the majority of Canadian consumers want meaningful GMO labeling on the products they purchase for themselves and their families. The most recent poll shows that 78% of Canadian consumers want GMO foods labeled. Despite this, on May 17, 2017 Canadian Members of Parliament voted down… » Read more

August 16, 2017

Celebrate National Honey Bee Day with the Non-GMO Project and Wedderspoon

To celebrate National Honey Bee Day on Saturday, August 19th, we teamed up with our Education and Outreach Sponsor Wedderspoon to see what all the buzz about non-GMO honey is about! Check out the graphic below to learn more! You might also like…

July 31, 2017

Where’s the Beef? The Truth About Vegan Meat

Veggie lovers are still a force to be reckoned with. An estimated 7.3 million Americans are vegetarian – and 1 million of those people are vegans, who consume no animal products at all. Sales of “fake meat” products have exploded in the last few years, and it’s easier than ever to find veggie options while… » Read more

July 18, 2017

Become a Non-GMO Grilling Guru

Are you taking advantage of the summer sunshine by moving your dinner preparations outside? Summer is a wonderful time to perfect the art of grilling, and while I’m no Steven Raichlen, I have been known to grill up a pretty mean kebab from time to time! Did you know that 92% of corn cultivated in… » Read more

July 6, 2017

Care for Your Skin, Care for Your Body

July is in full swing, which means plenty of fun in the great outdoors. While protecting your skin from ultraviolet radiation is especially important this time of year, protecting your skin from substandard ingredients in topical products is important all year long. Skin is the largest organ in the human body. It helps protect us… » Read more

July 3, 2017

Summer’s on my Mind, and so is Sweet Corn

Summer is here, which means backyard barbecues, water balloon fights, and lots of delicious sweet corn! You can bet that at just about every BBQ, someone will throw sweet corn on the grill or bring a hearty helping of buttery succotash. While we all love fresh corn on the cob straight from our local market… » Read more

June 21, 2017

Non-GMO Milk Is On The Rise

I’ve been here a thousand times. Standing in the dairy aisle for what seems like hours, unable to pick one of countless milk cartons decorated with cute cows and happy farmers. My indecision isn’t because there are too few options, it’s because I want to feel good about where my food comes from; I want… » Read more

June 12, 2017

The Next Generation Of Genetically Modified Foods Needs Better Regulation

This article was written by Dana Perls, Senior Food and Technology Campaigner for Friends of the Earth, and was originally published on STAT News. It has been re-posted with permission from STAT. “The apple that never browns wants to change your mind about genetically modified foods.” That headline in the Washington Post is just one… » Read more

June 7, 2017

Regenerative Agriculture: Growing Techniques to Build Soil and Sequester Carbon

The Non-GMO Project celebrates brands and individuals who are committed to preserving and building sources of non-GMO products. The following blog originally appeared on High Mowing Organic Seeds Company’s website. High Mowing Organic Seeds Company has over 500 Non-GMO Project Verified products. Thank you for being leaders in non-GMO and taking steps to provide a safe and healthy… » Read more

June 1, 2017

Lessons From the Garden: How I Learned to Grow Non-GMO

With the last of winter’s frost behind us and longer, brighter days ahead, it’s the perfect time to start planting the seeds of a non-GMO food supply right in our own backyards. If you’re like me and have never tended to a garden of your own, the idea of home gardening can seem like a… » Read more

May 24, 2017

Who in the World is Nikolai Vavilov?

Wandering around our local farmers’ market in Bellingham, WA last weekend, I stumbled on a food vendor called “Café Vavilov.” Their stand was small and their menu was inconspicuously written in black marker on a scroll of brown butcher paper, but the vibrant hues and varied textures displayed in their dishes instantly drew my attention…. » Read more

May 22, 2017

Don’t Be Chicken: Raise Non-GMO Hens

Why did the chicken cross the road? To eat Non-GMO Project Verified feed, of course! Spring is in the air and we are excited to welcome all the baby animals that are born this time of year – especially chicks! Since 1996, poultry farmers have fed genetically modified grains and oilseeds to their chicken flocks… » Read more

May 10, 2017

Reflections from a Non-GMO Mom

To help us celebrate mothers around the world who are making informed food choices for their families, Annie’s Snack Brand Manager Lisa Prange shares how looking for the Butterfly gives her confidence on the job and as a mom. Every mom hopes to give her kids a childhood of simplistic joy: Big bear hugs, contagious lighter,… » Read more

May 1, 2017


I pledge to use Non-GMO Project products and boycott all the GMO products by growing our own food as we have for 10 years now. Making good choices and living a healthier lifestyle. We love the Non-GMO Project! You might also like…

May 1, 2017


…eliminating all GMOs from my diet and world. I will fight endlessly in every way to stop the madness. I’m sick and cannot go out because of GMOs and the poisons that go with them. My commitment is to stay alive. You might also like…

May 1, 2017


I pledge to buy local and organic foods and not letting my son be treated like a guinea pig. You might also like…

May 1, 2017


Buy non-GMO products and help educate my relatives and friends about how non-GMO is better healthier choice plus many more reasons. You might also like…

May 1, 2017


Continuing living naturally and pass my love on to others. You might also like…

May 1, 2017


I pledge to buy non-GMO foods and buy organic. I also will not purchase partially genetically engineered foods. You might also like…

May 1, 2017


I pledge to eat healthier, lose weight, and live a healthy lifestyle. You might also like…

May 1, 2017


Feed not only my family non-GMO, but others as well. I pledge to be a non-GMO snack mom!! You might also like…

May 1, 2017


I pledge to switching all the products in my household to all the non-GMO products available in my region. You might also like…

May 1, 2017


For the non-GMO challenge, I have committed to grow only non-GMO vegetables and flowers in my urban garden. Being an avid gardener my main concern is for my health and my family. In addition to my own health, I have pledged to provide health, sanctuary, and food to our pollinators. With GMO crops requiring pesticides… » Read more

May 1, 2017


Always choose NON-GMO! You might also like…

May 1, 2017


I pledge to visit the online non-GMO shopping guide often. You might also like…

May 1, 2017


I pledge to train, race, and live clean. As a full-time spouse, mother, and marathoner, I take pride in making meals or having healthy snacks that are good for us and supports our local farmers and environment. You might also like…

April 28, 2017


I will only grow non-GMO foods on my farm, now & forever. You might also like…

April 28, 2017


I commit to eating and using more non-GMO foods and products for the balance of 2017. You might also like…

April 27, 2017


Only buy organic or Non-GMO Project verified food. You might also like…

April 27, 2017


I pledge to continue making healthy good eating choices and continue finding adventures You might also like…

April 27, 2017


Feeding our chickens a mon-GMO diet for their benefit as well as ours ❤️ You might also like…

April 26, 2017


I pledge to choose non-GMO products and instill a healthy lifestyle in my family. You might also like…

April 26, 2017


Serve my family non-GMO food so they can live the happy and healthy fulfilling life they deserve! I love my children and I want them to remain as healthy as possible. You might also like…

April 26, 2017


I pledge to eat Non-GMO Project Verified Larabars! You might also like…

April 25, 2017


Be more conscious of the products I buy to make sure they are non-GMO. You might also like…

April 25, 2017


buying sustainable locally grown produce and being committed to only purchasing foods that carry the Non-GMO Project label. You might also like…

April 25, 2017


I pledge to do my best to be informed about what my family is eating. You might also like…

April 25, 2017


Buy as much non-GMO as I can! You might also like…