GMOs: The Effects of Emerging Technologies, Trouble at every Turn

August 26, 2015

In my last blog, I uncovered some of the places genetically modified organisms are entering our world and permeating our very lifestyles. It is safe to say that the rapid advances of genetic engineering are transforming our daily lives sometimes unseen and mostly untested.  What do we really know about their effects on the environment… » Read more

A Day for the Honey Bee

August 18, 2015

—Why August 22, 2016 Affects All of Us The buzzing of nearby bees elicits anxiety and fear in some people, an instinctive reaction to avoid getting stung. The annoyance bee-dodging poses to outdoor fun and activities gives our pollinators a bum rap. Did you know that bees are much less aggressive than their reputation suggests? Rather… » Read more

Look for the Butterfly!

Look for the Butterfly!

August 5, 2015

Every day we hear from people who are worried about the impacts of GMOs and are looking for ways to make safe, healthy choices for themselves and their loved ones.  Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are living organisms whose genetic material has been artificially manipulated in a laboratory through genetic engineering. This relatively new science creates unstable combinations of… » Read more

Scratch and Peck Feeds Why Labels Matter

Why Labels Matter: You Are What Your Animals Eat

July 30, 2015

Arriving at the Farmers Market, I glance around—smiling faces, colorful displays and a chorus of acrobatic-inspired laughter greets me as I arrive. The desire to ‘Buy Local’ taps me on the shoulder and leads me down the aisle to peruse the available products. Searching for eggs and meat, I begin to wonder what those local animals’ lives… » Read more

Thank you for your Non-GMO Challenge Commitments!

Every Non-GMO Decision Makes a Difference

May 18, 2015

YOU are one in a million! As we approach ONE MILLION fans on Facebook, it seemed to be the perfect opportunity to pause and reflect with gratitude…and then we got really energized! Why? Because it is obvious to us that the non-GMO movement is now stronger than ever before; and the people involved – YOU!… » Read more

Growing a non-GMO Baby, Megan Westgate

Growing a Non-GMO Baby

May 8, 2015

As I prepare to celebrate my second Mother’s Day as a mom, my heart is full of gratitude for the opportunity to do work that supports the health and wellbeing of future generations. How we take care of our bodies and our earth are intimately related, and how we bring children into the world is… » Read more

The Best Advice My Mom Ever Gave Me, Joyce de Brevannes and Mom

Best Advice My Mom Ever Gave Me

May 8, 2015

Each Mother’s Day, I can’t help but reflect on how my mom’s advice continues to guide me, and my work at the Non-GMO Project. When I first started writing this piece, so many of her insights (and quite a few rules!) came flooding back. If I had to choose the top three things my mom instilled… » Read more

The Trade Deal that Threatens the Food on Your Plate

The Secret Trade Deal that Threatens the Food on Your Plate

May 1, 2015

By now you might have heard about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), but perhaps not about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). They are both secretly happening, limiting our information.  The TPP is a pending trade deal between the US and 11 other Asia-Pacific countries while the TTIP is between the US and the European… » Read more

The Importance of Heritage and Heirloom Seeds

April 14, 2015

“Growing these seeds may seem like a small act, but it is such a powerful thing to do.” Jessica Snider, Nanaimo Community Gardens coordinator, is talking about heritage varieties of fruits and vegetables. Heritage varieties have been developed over the centuries by people saving seeds and handing them down through the generations. It began with… » Read more

Non-GMO Movie Night: Share what you know about GMOS!

Host a Non-GMO Movie Night

April 10, 2015

Non-GMO Challenge Commitment: Share what you know about GMOs! They say a picture is worth a thousand words…so what’s a video worth? If your pledge for the Non-GMO Challenge was to teach your friends and family about GMOs, it might be easier to use the words of others to guide your conversations. We’ve gathered a… » Read more