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GMOs and Heritage Corn: Protecting the Source of Life

November 18, 2021

Our stories are shaped by the feasts we share and the food we eat. For the holidays, we’re dishing up a 3-part series on familiar foods with surprising backstories. Part Three: Mexico is the birthplace of corn, and corn is the “source of life.” But the unique genetic resources of native maize — and the social… » Read more

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What Does Bill Gates Have To Do With Ethiopian Chickens?

November 11, 2021

Our stories are shaped by the feasts we share and the food we eat. For the holidays, we’re dishing up a 3-part series on familiar foods with surprising stories. Part Two: Chickens are quickly becoming the world’s most widely consumed meat. Intensive factory farming dominates poultry production, creating a laundry list of related problems —… » Read more

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Is Synbio Vanilla “Natural”? Heck, No!

November 2, 2021

Our stories are shaped by the feasts we share and the food we eat. For the holidays, we’re dishing up a 3-part series on familiar foods with surprising backstories. Part One: What is the past, present and future of the humble vanilla bean, a tasty and lucrative crop that pits biotechnology against traditional knowledge and… » Read more

Celebrate Good Food Month!

October 13, 2021

If you’re like many shoppers, you want to know how the food you buy affects people and the planet. That’s why you look for transparency from stores, brands and manufacturers. At the Non-GMO Project we believe you have a right to know how the products you buy align with your values, and third-party certifications play… » Read more

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(Un)Greenwashing GMOs

September 30, 2021

Agriculture is uniquely positioned in the environmental movement. Because everyone needs to eat, a sustainable food system is crucial for humanity’s well-being. However, agriculture is currently responsible for a third of global greenhouse gas emissions, and crops exposed to extreme weather events are vulnerable to the impacts of a changing climate. Everybody wants a truly… » Read more

New GMOs in Virtually Every Grocery Aisle

September 23, 2021

It’s been nearly 30 years since the USDA approved the first genetically modified crop. During that time, technology has drastically outpaced regulation — and products made from new GMO techniques are hitting grocery store shelves near you. When genetically modified organisms first came on the scene in the early 1990s, the cast of characters was limited…. » Read more

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