Title: Outreach Programs Director

During his more than two decades of retail grocery experience, Terry gained expertise in service leadership, personnel management, relationship building, and community engagement. In addition to his experience in both the conventional and natural space, he completed his degree in Psychology (with a focus in social and industrial disciplines) from Western Washington University.

Terry believes that healthy food should not be the alternative, but the standard. Building healthy and sustainable food systems into the mainstream is a necessity for the well-being and prosperity of people and planet.

Terry enjoys spending his free time in the beautiful wilderness of the northwest, cheering like a hooligan for the Seattle Sounders, listening to and playing music, but most of all, hanging with his pups.

Articles by this contributor:


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!


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

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