MEW Headshot, Red Barn, Square
Title: Executive Director
Website: nongmoproject.org

After years of passionate food advocacy, Megan helped launch the Non-GMO Project in 2006. She became Executive Director in 2007 and has been hard at work to protect the future of non-GMO food ever since.

As a national thought leader on the non-GMO issue, Megan is a highly respected speaker and has been featured in numerous national publications and forums.

In addition to the Non-GMO Project, her passions in life include her young son, Robin Wilder, and the organic permaculture homestead she and her husband Noah are cultivating in the beautiful Lake Whatcom watershed.

Since 2010, Megan has served on the Board of the Community Food Co-op where she spent two years as Board chair and is currently the chair of the Board Development Committee.

Megan is the co-author of The Non-GMO Cookbook and Yoga for Pregnancy.

Articles by this contributor:

Soybean fields rows in summer season
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


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

Non-GMO Project Verified
February 21, 2016

The DARK Act: What’s Next?

In what is perhaps the biggest blow ever to the Right to Know movement, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1599 (275-150) in the Summer of 2015 (the bill was dubbed the “Deny Americans the Right to Know”—or DARK— Act). This sweeping bill would prohibit any current or future state law requiring GMO labeling,… » Read more


December 31, 2015

Happy New Year from the Non-GMO Project Team!

In this season of reflection, I’m thinking back to nine years ago last week, when we had just submitted paperwork to incorporate the Non-GMO Project as a 501(c)(3) non-profit. At this time in 2006, the public had no way of knowing which products were non-GMO, and the media was virtually silent on the topic. There was… » Read more

hungry child eating meal with a spoon
September 11, 2015

Defining Non-GMO

Why you should look for the Butterfly When we first started developing the Non-GMO Project Standard in the summer of 2006, we made a commitment to always seek a balance between meaningfulness and achievability. In order to accomplish our mission of preserving and building a non-GMO food supply, we needed a standard that would push… » Read more

Growing a non-GMO Baby, Megan Westgate
May 8, 2015

Growing a Non-GMO Baby

As I prepare to celebrate my second Mother’s Day as a mom, my heart is full of gratitude for the opportunity to do work that supports the health and wellbeing of future generations. How we take care of our bodies and our earth are intimately related, and how we bring children into the world is… » Read more

Westgate family, feeding Robin, kimchi
December 15, 2014

Welcome to Living Non-GMO!

Welcome to Living Non-GMO! Every day at the Non-GMO Project, we hear from people who are worried about the impacts of GMOs and are looking for ways to make safe, healthy choices for themselves and their loved ones. We are deeply inspired by this growing movement of citizens standing up for a sustainable, transparent food… » Read more

Non-GMO Halloween
October 30, 2014

GMOs Are Spooky

GMOs are spooky, and their prevalence in Halloween candy is more of a trick than a treat. Help take care of little princesses and goblins this year by offering organic and Non-GMO Project Verified goodies instead. 10 GMO Ingredients in Halloween Candy Sugar (GMO sugar beets) High fructose corn syrup (GMO corn) Corn starch (GMO… » Read more