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Could These 5 Indigenous Fishing Techniques Help Revitalize Salmon?

November 17, 2022

The Non-GMO Project is based in Bellingham, Washington, on the ancestral homelands of the Coast Salish tribes. Indigenous people have fished and stewarded salmon for thousands of years in this region. Today, salmon face a daunting combination of threats — habitat loss, climate change and disease from farmed fish. And when GMO salmon entered the… » Read more

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You Say Tomato, We Say GMO

November 10, 2022

The USDA recently approved a new, genetically modified purple tomato for cultivation in the U.S. The tomato is engineered to be high in anthocyanins, a purple pigment with antioxidant properties reported to have health benefits. The modifications have also increased the GMO’s shelf life. The purple tomato was created by scientists at Norfolk Plant Sciences… » Read more

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Mexico’s GMO Corn Ban Aims To Protect Cultural Heritage

November 3, 2022

On the last day of 2020, Mexican President Lopez Obrador pledged to phase out GMO corn imports and prohibit the use of glyphosate — the herbicide that commonly accompanies many GMO crops — by 2024. The decree is ambitious, controversial and well-worth defending. Mexico is the birthplace of corn, and one of the United States’… » Read more

Celebrate Non-GMO Project Verification with Zing!

October 27, 2022

By: Christie Lucas At Zing, we’re celebrating our Non-GMO Project verification status! In addition to raising awareness about sustainable agricultural practices, we’re also excited to partner with like-minded brands to help educate consumers about the importance of choosing non-genetically modified foods. Here at Zing, we pride ourselves on providing real, nutritious solutions for the entire… » Read more

The Butterfly Lands on More Natural Choices

October 20, 2022

The Non-GMO Project was created to provide a trustworthy and rigorous way to avoid GMOs in food and personal care products. Simply put, the Project was created to serve you and millions of people like you. We serve everyone who grows, makes, buys, sells and eats food in the United States and Canada.  By maintaining… » Read more

Testing Protects Your Right To Choose Non-GMO

October 13, 2022

The Non-GMO Project is North America’s most rigorous certification for GMO avoidance. Our Standard requires ingredient tracing, segregation and testing of major ingredients that are high risk for being GMO.  Testing is essential for managing the risks posed by novel organisms, including potential environmental harm and economic impacts. Just as importantly, testing for the presence… » Read more

This Summer’s Biggest and Tastiest Food News

September 30, 2022

There’s a lot going on.  In case you missed it, there have been several news stories lately regarding the food system — including some that impact your right to choose whether or not to consume GMOs. As always, the Non-GMO Project continues to advocate for natural, resilient and sustainable food supply, to build and protect… » Read more

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Plant-Based Foods in the Social Justice Movement

September 23, 2022

A quick google image search of the word “vegans” reveals pictures of colorful fruits and vegetables and not-so-colorful people. According to the internet, the face of veganism is young, middle-class, and mostly white. But this image is inaccurate and distorts the origins and much of the non-GMO innovation taking place in the plant-based space.  According… » Read more

Looking for Plant-Based Foods? Non-GMO Options Abound!

September 16, 2022

Did you know plant-based foods are one of the fastest-growing grocery categories? Shoppers are picking more plant-based options than ever before. As the plant-based category grows, so does biotechnology’s interest in it.  Traditional, transgenic GMOs — including herbicide tolerant soybeans and corn engineered to create its own pesticide — have threatened the plant-based movement since… » Read more

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GMO crops in plant-based foods? No, thanks!

September 8, 2022

Throughout September, we’re celebrating the growing popularity of plant-based foods and the non-GMO innovation driving it. To help you keep GMOs out of your shopping cart, we’re also shining a light on how genetic engineering shows up in this fast-growing food category. Last week, we explored the rise of new GMOs in the plant-based space… » Read more