Bee-Cause it Matters: Pollinator Week with Wedderspoon

Bee-cause It Matters

June 17, 2019

It’s National Pollinator Week, a time to celebrate all the living creatures who help humans grow crops. The Non-GMO Project uses a butterfly logo because pollinators are important to our shared food system and because we recognize the many human-caused problems they face. All humans rely on pollinators in order to eat! Pollinators are a… » Read more

Got Milk? Then Be Sure the Cows Steered Clear of GMO Alfalfa

May 31, 2019

Alfalfa, sometimes called lucerne, is the fourth-most prevalent crop in the United States. At least 18 million acres of alfalfa are grown in the US each year—this nutrient-dense legume makes up a sizeable portion of our farmland. Meant almost exclusively for animal feed, alfalfa is typically cut, dried, and bailed. It can also be stored… » Read more

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Are Artificial Flavors GMOs?

May 28, 2019

Many of the processed foods that we see on grocery shelves today bear an ingredient label that says “artificially flavored.” Due to the prevalence of artificial additives in the marketplace, one of the questions we are asked most frequently from savvy shoppers is: “Why did I see the word artificial in the ingredients of a… » Read more

Don’t be Caught off Gourd by GMO Zucchini

May 21, 2019

Zucchini, a delicious type of summer squash, is one of the lesser-known GMO risk crops. It is almost exclusively grown in the United States. There are only about 2,500 acres of GMO zucchini—that’s ten small family farms worth. While there are well over 200 different varieties of GMO corn, there are only two known GMO… » Read more

Non-GMO Project Verified Cotton

If You Eat Meat or Dairy, You Eat Cotton

May 7, 2019

We’re all familiar with cotton—this versatile crop is used to make a good portion of the clothing and other textiles most people use daily. However, these consumer goods represent only a small piece of cotton’s impact on our economic and environmental systems. Cotton is considered a high-risk crop under the Non-GMO Project Standard because GMO… » Read more

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Non-GMO From the Ground Up

May 1, 2019

Non-GMO From the Ground Up Guest post by Annie’s We believe that food is the most powerful force for change we have. One of the greatest opportunities we have to improve our impact on people and the planet is through our daily food choices. Here at Annie’s, we work hard to choose ingredients, manufacturing partners,… » Read more

Sticker Shock: PLU Myths and Truths

April 25, 2019

When we think of innovations in today’s supermarket, the mind easily jumps from farm to fridge blockchain tracking, to stores with a million cameras and no checkstands, or even to robots roaming grocery aisles. However, a smaller and much simpler piece of business technology has been pervasive in the marketplace for nearly three decades. Price… » Read more

It’s All Going to Pot

April 17, 2019

Blame it on the Times You may have heard news about the Agricultural Improvement Act (commonly known as the farm bill) in the US and the Cannabis Act in Canada, both of which effectively legalized hemp and CBD. Despite these laws, the legal status of CBD as a food additive remains murky and confusing in… » Read more

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Grow a Non-GMO Garden!

April 4, 2019

As the gardening and growing seasons get underway across North America, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the choices. Rolling racks the height of NBA players dominate nurseries and garden centers, offering limitless options to the bewildered beginning gardener. If you’re looking to grow a non-GMO garden this season, here are some tips from the… » Read more

Non-GMO Challenge

March 26, 2019

Join us for the Non-GMO Challenge this April! The Non-GMO Challenge is a month-long opportunity to engage with mission-aligned brands who are paving the way to a non-GMO future. Join our online community to create awareness this April! The Challenge serves as an impactful way for all of us to think deeper about where our… » Read more