Creating Cosmo: A GMO Bull Story

August 13, 2020

Earlier this year, while much of North America was hunkering down for a quarantine, researchers at UC Davis were celebrating the birth of a unique calf. Cosmo the bull-calf.  Festive balloons read, “It’s A Boy!”  Those balloons could be bought in bulk, seeing as the whole point of this engineering process was to encourage cattle… » Read more

What’s Soil Health Got to Do With GMOs? Part 2

July 23, 2020

Read Part 1 of this blog “Unkindness to anything means an injustice to that thing.” —  George Washington Carver In 1896, the soil conservationist George Washington Carver joined the faculty of the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. Carver was determined to regenerate agricultural soil that had been depleted by intense cotton production under the plantation system…. » Read more

From Paddock to Plate : A Butter Lover’s Blog, Sponsored by Lewis Road Creamery

July 16, 2020

In 2011, Peter Cullinane had an idea. He was at a grocery store, searching for some high-quality butter to go with the baguette and ham he’d put aside for lunch. He knew that while the right butter could turn a simple meal into a symphony, the wrong butter could be a train wreck (not to… » Read more

Farmer hand holding a fresh young plant. Symbol of new life and environmental conservation

What’s Soil Health Got to Do With GMOs? Part 1

July 10, 2020

A telescope pointed at the sky and a microscope pointed at the Earth both uncover mysterious and little-known realms. Soil might not evoke the romance of space, if the number of blockbuster movies set there is any indication (*Dear Paul Rudd: Antman is uniquely qualified to reverse this trend. Have at it.) But soil is… » Read more

The Dairy Diaries: Why Non-GMO Is the Cream of the Crop

June 26, 2020

GMOs have a large hoof-print in the world of animal-based products. Keeping them out of the food supply and out of your grocery cart is no small task. As National Dairy Month comes to a close, we tip our hats to all the brands that have committed to non-GMO, bringing you an overview of where… » Read more

Ecological Footprints: A Butterfly Leaves No Tracks

May 28, 2020

Every living thing on Earth consumes something, from the greatest whale to the tiniest microbe. Their consumption is part of the contribution they make to their environment. In a healthy environment, this exchange of energy supports the life cycles of all. As humans, we are unique: With short-sighted ingenuity, we tend to harvest, strip-mine and… » Read more

RadRunner e-bike

The Electric Bike and the Butterfly

May 19, 2020

As part of our #BeTheButterfly Campaign, we’ve partnered with Seattle-based Rad Power Bikes for the chance to win a state-of-the-art electric bike! Rad Power Bikes is a local direct to consumer business with global impact: It grew from a one-person operation to become an industry leader in the field of ebikes, with stores in the… » Read more

What’s Your Butterfly Effect?

May 11, 2020

Beginning today, the Non-GMO Project is launching an awareness campaign to highlight how individual actions ultimately lead to huge impacts. This idea is called the butterfly effect, and in the natural world, it happens all the time: A small and seemingly insignificant event spirals outward, creating massive and complex changes in the world around us…. » Read more

Top view diner plate

GMOs: One More Thing We Don’t Need on Our Plate

April 27, 2020

We are in uncertain times, living through the calamity of a century. The frequency with which we hear the word “unprecedented” is, in itself, unprecedented. News stories seem to divide their time between crowded hospital wards and strained grocery stores. Retail grocers are, of course, an essential service. While half the world’s population has been… » Read more

hands painted in the world map

Earth Day At The Crossroads

April 22, 2020

On April 22, 2020, we observe the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and the birthday of the modern environmental movement. In the half-century since the inception of Earth Day, billions of people have taken part in activities around the world, a clamoring for action that drove the formation of groundbreaking government regulations, including the National… » Read more