Is it GMO? “Smart labels” aren’t enough

June 28, 2016

I come from a long line of farmers and gardeners. On the farm I raise mainly corn and soybeans like almost every other Iowa farmer. My ancestors couldn’t have imagined the diversity and disease resistance offered by the advances in conventional breeding. Fortunately, I have the choice to purchase the conventionally bred varieties rather than… » Read more

Field of Dreams

June 25, 2016

If you demand it, they will come… In April 2016, The New York Times reported that for the first time, acreage of GMO crops has declined. We want to take a moment to acknowledge that this change is due, in large part, because of you. In the six short years since the Butterfly first appeared… » Read more

Grow Your Food to Know Your Food

June 3, 2016

One of the most rewarding ways to eat non-GMO and the best way to know exactly where your food comes from is to grow your own food. Many of us here at the Non-GMO Project are avid gardeners, from large permaculture homesteads to square foot gardens in tiny yards in town to sprouting seeds on our… » Read more

Fire Up the Non-GMO Grill! Summer Meals in a Snap!

June 1, 2016

  Make the most of summer with these simple meal tips. The key is to keep it cool, easy and fresh! We’ve gathered these tips to bring a variety of globally inspired flavors into your home and keep the heat – and the GMOs – out! Add protein (quinoa, meats, tofu, beans, nuts, etc.) to… » Read more

Let's Talk Dirt, Year of the Soil

Let’s Talk Dirt

May 27, 2016

How does your non-GMO garden grow? Planting an edible garden is a rewarding way to know your food. And one of the most important steps in ensuring you have a successful garden is assessing the quality of your soil. I used to think I had a black thumb because I would spend all this time planting… » Read more

Fishy Business: GMO Salmon

May 24, 2016

This blog was originally published on November 30, 2015. It now contains recent updates. UPDATE | Pending Litigation The Center for Food Safety and a coalition of environmental and consumer advocacy groups filed a lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration— disputing their November approval of AquaBounty’s GE salmon. The lawsuit, filed back in March, challenges the… » Read more

Living Non-GMO Summer Tips

May 13, 2016

Living non-GMO means making a commitment to avoid genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the products you buy, grow and bring into your home. It means understanding what is at risk for being GMO, reading labels and demanding transparency. It’s about your right to know, so that you can make non-GMO choices for you and your… » Read more

This Product is Made with GMOs

April 18, 2016

  Small Changes Create Big Change The Non-GMO Project was started by a small group of retailers in 2007. Since the first Non-GMO Project Verified seal appeared in grocery stores in 2010, the Butterfly has grown to become the market’s trusted standard for GMO avoidance. This growth is based on the decisions you are making every time you… » Read more

Make it a Non-GMO Mother’s Day!

April 17, 2016

  My mom is an inspiring woman who has not only shaped my life, but has shaped countless other young lives as well with her work as a teacher. While a mom’s passion, dedication and many other amazing traits deserve to be appreciated every day, Mother’s Day is a special event dedicated solely to celebrating the strong female… » Read more

Cooking Up a Non-GMO Dinner

April 15, 2016

If you have finicky family members or kids with allergies or food sensitivities like I do, you might think that cooking up a non-GMO dinner is way over your head. After all, you already have a short list of foods that your child can safely eat while satisfying his or her picky palette. While it… » Read more