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Hidden GMOs in the Seafood Aisle 

October 15, 2019

GMOs show up almost everywhere in our food—even in our seafood products. If you are a savvy shopper you may wonder how a seafood product could have GMOs, since fish come directly from the ocean. Unfortunately, it is not that simple. GMOs as an added ingredient Many fish products we purchase contain added ingredients, which… » Read more

Beyond Burger Plant-Based Patty

Navigating Meat Alternatives

October 11, 2019

In the past few years, new plant-based meat alternatives have inundated the market. These products resemble meat, but contain no actual animal tissue. They are created with plant-derived ingredients like soy or pea protein. With as many as a quarter of North American millennials describing themselves as vegetarians or vegans, and plant-based diets on the… » Read more

Burger

The Carnivore’s Dilemma: Navigating Burgers in the Age of Meat Alternatives

October 8, 2019

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve likely heard about the plant-based meat alternative craze. If you do live under a rock, odds are there’s a Burger King under a rock near you, and you’ll see it on the menu there. Veggie burgers have been making their way from health food stores to grocery… » Read more

Shop your Values this Non-GMO Month

Happy Non-GMO Month!

October 1, 2019

Today we kick off our 10th annual Non-GMO Month, a 31-day celebration of our right to make non-GMO choices! Each year we partner with thousands of passionate retailers and natural food brands to bring shoppers the latest news and products in the non-GMO landscape. Happy Birthday Non-GMO Month, You’re 10 Years Old! This year is the… » Read more

Organic and non-GMO vegetables

Organic and Non-GMO: The Gold Standard for Food

August 29, 2019

We all love organic food here at the Non-GMO Project. Like most of our readers, we prefer not to consume foods that were produced with the use of harmful pesticides or chemical fertilizers. Some people are surprised to learn that the Non-GMO Project doesn’t test for those types of chemicals; our single-issue program focuses exclusively… » Read more

Non-GMO seedless Watermelon

That Watermelon Isn’t a GMO, But it Might Be a Mutant!

August 21, 2019

Now that summer is in full swing in North America, people have been asking one of my favorite GMO questions again. Let’s clear up a point of confusion: there are no commercially available GMO watermelons!  Like all living things, the crops we eat have chromosomes inside the nucleus of their cells. This is where their… » Read more

Honey bees producing non-GMO Project Verified honey

Happy Honey Bee Day! Dance Like Bees are Watching

August 16, 2019

National Honey Bee Day is Saturday, August 17! The past decade has seen sharp declines in many bee populations around the globe. For those of us living in urban centers, this may seem like a distant concern. However, bees are indispensable allies in our food system, responsible for about a third of what we eat… » Read more

canola plants

Does Mutation Breeding Produce GMOs?

August 7, 2019

As we mentioned in our last post, breeding techniques don’t have to be low-tech in order to be non-GMO, but we hear from many of you that some modern takes on traditional breeding techniques don’t always feel completely natural. Quite a few of you would like to learn about mutation breeding this week, so let’s… » Read more

Non-GMO Seedlings

Technology and Crop Breeding: What’s NOT a GMO?

August 2, 2019

If you read last week’s blog, you know that there is some ill-intentioned disagreement about what counts as a GMO. Consumers overwhelmingly rejected the first wave of GMOs, so biotech companies are mounting campaigns to convince the public that new GMOs aren’t actually GMOs. Meanwhile, these companies are also working hard to mix up biotechnology… » Read more

Monarch Butterfly Non-GMO Project Precautionary Principle

New Standard, Same Butterfly

July 29, 2019

The Newest Non-GMO Project Standard is Out Now! You already know that the Non-GMO Project is a nonprofit organization committed to preserving and building sources of non-GMO products, educating consumers, and providing verified non-GMO choices. We believe everyone has a right to know what is in their food and deserves access to non-GMO choices and… » Read more