Title: Standards Manager

The Non-GMO Project welcomes Lucy MacLoughlin as our new Standards Manager. With 20+ years in the natural products industry, Lucy has extensive experience in the managerial, operational, technical and promotional aspects of three different industry sectors including retail, wholesale and manufacturing. Her many years spent in contract manufacturing of nutritional supplements exposed her to numerous challenges inherent in the supply chain with respect to quality, integrity, processing, standardization, testing and certification of dietary ingredients. When not working, you will find Lucy behind a camera photographing the abundant flora and fauna of the Pacific Northwest, absorbed in a good read, or exploring neighborhoods and forest trails with her husband and her beloved dog.

Articles by this contributor:


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

Nellie

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!


May 1, 2017

Lynne

…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.


May 1, 2017

Kate

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


May 1, 2017

Hope

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


May 1, 2017

Beverly

Continuing living naturally and pass my love on to others.


May 1, 2017

Laura

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


May 1, 2017

Mellionie

I pledge to eat healthier, lose weight, and live a healthy lifestyle.


May 1, 2017

Leslie

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


May 1, 2017

Michaela

I pledge to switching all the products in my household to all the non-GMO products available in my region.


May 1, 2017

Megan

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

Kristin

Always choose NON-GMO!


May 1, 2017

Lisa

I pledge to visit the online non-GMO shopping guide often.


May 1, 2017

Ana

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.


April 28, 2017

Michael

I will only grow non-GMO foods on my farm, now & forever.


April 28, 2017

Charlene

I commit to eating and using more non-GMO foods and products for the balance of 2017.


April 27, 2017

Tricia

Only buy organic or Non-GMO Project verified food.


April 27, 2017

Tina

I pledge to continue making healthy good eating choices and continue finding adventures


April 27, 2017

Courtney

Feeding our chickens a mon-GMO diet for their benefit as well as ours ❤️


April 26, 2017

Melissa

I pledge to choose non-GMO products and instill a healthy lifestyle in my family.


April 26, 2017

Tara

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.


April 26, 2017

Teri

I pledge to eat Non-GMO Project Verified Larabars!


April 25, 2017

Kristen

Be more conscious of the products I buy to make sure they are non-GMO.


April 25, 2017

Nina

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


April 25, 2017

Jenny

I pledge to do my best to be informed about what my family is eating.


April 25, 2017

Nina

Buy as much non-GMO as I can!


April 25, 2017

Wendy

I pledge to only purchase non-GMO skincare for my family!


April 25, 2017

Florence

I pledge to plant flowers for the bees and shop my local farmers market.


April 25, 2017

Sunnyside Natural Market

Sunnyside Market commits to labelling all items in the store that are non-GMO!


April 25, 2017

Rosalyn

Our family commits to always checking the labels of what we buy, trying a new non-GMO food each week, filling our plates with only Non-GMO Project verified foods, and carrying non-GMO snacks with us wherever we go.


April 25, 2017

Catherine

Fuel up for teaching my group exercise classes Non-GMO style!!


April 25, 2017

Dianna

Feed my family healthy, locally-grown, organic and non-gmo meals for the rest of my life!


April 21, 2017

Marie

Look at labels always!


April 21, 2017

Earth Month: Celebrate the Future of Food

Picture our planet. Picture the farms where our food comes from and the farmers who care for them. Picture families like yours and mine working hard to put nourishing food on the table. Now picture them all thriving and working in harmony.  This is the world that I want to live in, where people coexist… » Read more


April 21, 2017

Non-GMO Challenge Spotlight: Annie’s Homegrown

To help us celebrate the Non-GMO Challenge, we’ve partnered with some of our incredible Education and Outreach sponsors to share why they make the commitment to source non-GMO ingredients every day. We are grateful for the hard work of over 3,000 brands that make the nourishing non-GMO products that our families love. Together, we are all… » Read more


April 20, 2017

Alessandra

I pledge to grow my own fruits and veggies and always look for the butterfly!


April 19, 2017

Non-GMO Challenge Spotlight: Navitas Organics

To help us celebrate the Non-GMO Challenge, we’ve partnered with some of our incredible Education and Outreach sponsors to share why they make the commitment to source non-GMO ingredients every day. We are grateful for the hard work of over 3,000 brands that make the nourishing non-GMO products that our families love. Together, we are all… » Read more


April 19, 2017

Briana

I pledge to keep all my children’s snacks GMO free.


April 18, 2017

Andalou

I pledge to use only non-GMO skincare for me and baby!


April 18, 2017

Megan

I pledge to discuss and ask questions about non-GMO products in my classes to generate a discourse on sustainable impact.


April 17, 2017

Jake

Living my life in a non-GMO way, to present beauty to every living soul, to teach others how to commit to the non-GMO way of life and to love others and love myself and to take care of this planet to the fullest extent.


April 14, 2017

Non-GMO Challenge Spotlight: Wedderspoon

To help us celebrate the Non-GMO Challenge, we’ve partnered with some of our incredible Education and Outreach sponsors to share why they make the commitment to source non-GMO ingredients every day. We are grateful for the hard work of over 3,000 brands that make the nourishing non-GMO products that our families love. Together, we are all… » Read more


April 14, 2017

Leslie and Mitch

We pledge to eat only products made from non-GMO oils and choose organic and non-GMO whenever possible.


April 13, 2017

Non-GMO Challenge Spotlight: Nest Fresh

To help us celebrate the Non-GMO Challenge, we’ve partnered with some of our incredible Education and Outreach sponsors to share why they make the commitment to source non-GMO ingredients every day. We are grateful for the hard work of over 3,000 brands that make the nourishing non-GMO products that our families love. Together, we are all… » Read more