New GMO Alerts

Introducing ‘New GMO Alerts’ Monthly Newsletter

July 13, 2021

Every day, our researchers monitor the biotechnology industry, keeping a close eye on new GMO developments and where they’re entering the food system. The biotech industry is expanding so rapidly, it’s a full-time job. In the five years since we began actively tracking them, the number of GMO developers has increased nearly 300%. Today, we’re… » Read more

Carey Gillam Speaker Series

The Monsanto Papers, An Excerpt: The Billion-Dollar Baby

July 8, 2021

The following is an excerpt from The Monsanto Papers: Deadly Secrets, Corporate Corruption, and One Man’s Search for Justice, a new book by investigative journalist Carey Gillam. The book tells the story of Lee Johnson’s landmark lawsuit against Monsanto alleging the company’s popular weed killer causes cancer.  Join the Non-GMO Project July 13 at 4:00 p.m…. » Read more

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Your Choices Make a Difference

July 1, 2021

The Non-GMO Project was created because people had questions about genetically modified organisms. In the years before the Project was founded, now-Executive Director Megan Westgate worked at a food co-op. “We were seeing in stores that increasingly people were coming in and looking for non-GMO choices,” she says. “They were having a hard time figuring… » Read more

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Our Vision for the Future: A Response to the USDA

June 24, 2021

On April 21, 2021, the USDA invited public comments on the future of the food system: From commodities and food crop production to the supply chains that process crops and transport them. This kind of comprehensive look at critical systems is both timely — with lessons learned from the global pandemic — and crucial to… » Read more

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Unintended Outcomes and Off-target Effects in New GMOs

June 17, 2021

In a 2018 Washington Post article, new GMO techniques were described in blushing terms: “the future of food” and “precise, fast and inexpensive.” While new techniques including gene-editing, gene-silencing and synthetic biology proliferate across industries, there are serious concerns about their precision and efficiency.  Read our recent blog post New GMOs and Where to Find… » Read more

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New GMOs and Where to Find Them

June 3, 2021

It’s been a big year for the biotech industry. You may have noticed the wealth of headlines reporting breakthroughs in gene editing and other new GMO techniques, news stories littered with acronyms like CRISPR, TALEN and RNAi. These are just some of the new techniques being used to create novel products in our food supply… » Read more

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What You Need To Know About Bioengineered (BE) Food Labeling

May 24, 2021

Since its inception in 2007, the Non-GMO Project has advocated for meaningful, mandatory labeling of GMOs. And we are not alone: *65% of Americans believe GMOs should be labeled. So when the incoming federal labeling law for bioengineered (BE) foods was released, we hoped it would meet the public’s desire for transparency.  We were disappointed…. » Read more

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GMO Salmon Launching this Spring in the U.S.

May 18, 2021

The first batch of genetically modified salmon raised in a U.S. facility has been sold from AquaBounty’s facility in Albany, Ind. The GMO salmon were modified with DNA from both a Chinook salmon and an ocean pout to grow nearly twice as fast as non-GMO Atlantic salmon while consuming less feed.  Will GMO salmon be… » Read more

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GMOs and Clean Beauty Products— Looking for the Butterfly in Cosmetics and Skincare

May 11, 2021

As more people than ever turn their attention to what they put into their bodies, an increasing number of shoppers are thinking twice about what they put onto their bodies. Clean beauty labels have gained traction in some of the country’s largest personal care retailers, with brands producing natural soaps, moisturizers, shampoos and more to… » Read more

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Enter to Win a Rad Power Bike — and #BeTheButterfly

May 7, 2021

During the final month of our Butterfly Effect campaign, we’re celebrating the same way we began: By giving away a state-of-the-art Rad Power Bike! We are delighted to partner again with this innovative Pacific Northwest company dedicated to accessible, sustainable and fun transportation for all. Visit the contest page to enter and share your reason… » Read more