Title: Outreach Assistant

Toyo is a Western Washington University graduate with a BA in Marketing, and minors in Spanish and Viola Performance. Her work background includes experience with companies in the seafood and healthy snack industries. She feels fortunate to have grown up with parents who understood the importance of healthy food; and as an avid cook, she appreciates knowing where her ingredients come from.

Outside of work Toyo enjoys snuggling with her German Shepard-Akita mix, Bear. She also loves cooking with her boyfriend, working on remodeling projects in their home, being active and spending time with friends.

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October 19, 2016

Why Choose the Butterfly?

Happy Non-GMO Month! We hope you’ll join us in celebrating your right to choose non-GMO products for yourselves and your families. Our non-profit organization has accomplished incredible feats since starting ten years ago; the Non-GMO Project Verified seal is now carried on 40,000+ products across the U.S. and Canada, more than 2,300 retailers have registered… » Read more


October 13, 2016

Join the Non-GMO Corn Revolution!

To help celebrate Non-GMO Month, we’ve collaborated with Our Little Rebellion, a family of Non-GMO Project Verified popped snacks, to inspire an American revolution in support of non-GMO corn! And what better way to reveal our crusade than with crop art cut from a non-GMO field? To kick off the movement, we’re are asking U.S… » Read more


May 24, 2016

Fishy Business: GMO Salmon

This blog was originally published on November 30, 2015. It now contains recent updates. UPDATE | Pending Litigation The Center for Food Safety and a coalition of environmental and consumer advocacy groups filed a lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration— disputing their November approval of AquaBounty’s GE salmon. The lawsuit, filed back in March, challenges the… » Read more


April 17, 2016

Make it a Non-GMO Mother’s Day!

  My mom is an inspiring woman who has not only shaped my life, but has shaped countless other young lives as well with her work as a teacher. While a mom’s passion, dedication and many other amazing traits deserve to be appreciated every day, Mother’s Day is a special event dedicated solely to celebrating the strong female… » Read more


April 14, 2016

April Showers Bring Non-GMO Flowers

The first thing I think about when the sun comes out and the flowers start blooming, is all of the yummy produce that will soon be in season. From fresh berries, to sun-ripened cherry tomatoes, to pole beans and sweet yellow onions; nothing is better than fresh, organic, non-GMO fruits and veggies straight from the… » Read more


March 17, 2016

Non-GMO Green Cheer

For many, St. Patrick’s Day means wearing green and visiting local Irish pubs. The day can also be a great celebration at home and easily made into a delicious event filled with non-GMO food and drinks. Here are a few fun, non-GMO versions of some St. Patrick’s Day classics: Bar Favorites — Avoiding GMOs in… » Read more


February 25, 2016

Hot Diggity Non-GMO Dog!

Three years ago, my boyfriend and I adopted Bear, a 6-year-old German Shepherd/Akita mix. It was a little stressful at first, but with training and lots of love, Bear quickly became the best decision we ever made. My pup is my snuggle-buddy, my partner in crime, and my best friend. For many of us, our… » Read more


December 2, 2015

A Non-Traditional Non-GMO Holiday

My favorite time of the year has arrived—there’s magic in the air, festive music pouring out of the radio and the anticipation of all the delicious dishes that will be shared with family and friends. The holiday season is upon us! Whether it’s Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa, it is the time spent with loved ones… » Read more


September 30, 2015

October is Non-GMO Month!

October brings apple picking, a welcome chill in the evening air, leaves changing color and … the beginning of Non-GMO Month! While educating people about GMOs is central to our mission year round, Non-GMO Month is a unique opportunity to bring together retailers, manufacturers, farmers and shoppers in order to spread awareness about the GMO… » Read more

Non-GMO Movie Night: Share what you know about GMOS!
April 10, 2015

Host a Non-GMO Movie Night

Non-GMO Challenge Commitment: Share what you know about GMOs! They say a picture is worth a thousand words…so what’s a video worth? If your pledge for the Non-GMO Challenge was to teach your friends and family about GMOs, it might be easier to use the words of others to guide your conversations. We’ve gathered a… » Read more