Know Your Labels! The Butterfly Makes Non-GMO Easy

February 17, 2022

There are a lot of labels at the grocery store, including one recent arrival: the new Bioengineered (“BE”) food disclosure. The BE label sprung from the overwhelming public demand for labels on genetically engineered foods — but in practice, the label is confusing. It also fails to identify many common products made with GMOs. For… » Read more

4 Nonprofits Everyone’s Talking About

February 10, 2022

February is Black History Month, and this year’s celebration focuses on Black Health & Wellness. This theme goes beyond physical well-being, encompassing mental and spiritual health while honoring the practitioners and scholars who have worked in Black communities. Food is, of course, part of every community’s health and wellness, and it’s a key component of… » Read more

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There’s a New Label in Town — But the Butterfly Stays Strong

February 3, 2022

The Bioengineered (BE) Food label is part of the new federal law that identifies some  — but not all — products made with GMO ingredients. The law came into full effect in the United States on January 1, 2022, following years of grassroots organizing, state actions and federal counteractions.  The GMO-labeling movement that gave rise… » Read more

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6 Benefits of Going Non-GMO

January 26, 2022

Agriculture does a lot for us. It produces food, fiber and fuel. In many places, it’s critical to social bonds and community. Plus, the land itself provides valuable ecosystem services, protecting the environment we need to thrive.  That’s why it’s vital that our food systems are healthy, because a healthy food system sows the seeds… » Read more

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The New BE Label is Here! Or Is It??? (And Why You Should Still Look for the Butterfly)

January 19, 2022

Have you seen a new label at the grocery store? The new federal Bioengineered (BE) Food labeling law went into effect on January 1, 2022. Under the law, BE disclosures are now mandatory on certain products made with GMOs. However, due to exemptions and a limited definition of a “bioengineered food,” many products made with GMOs… » Read more

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Busy as a Beverage

January 3, 2022

What’s a “Functional Beverage?” Have you ever wondered what makes functional beverages “functional?” You’d think the fact that a beverage is 1) liquid, and 2) potable would be enough for it to functionally be considered a beverage.  Prepare to be amazed.  Functional beverages are a species unto themselves. The name is a food-industry term that… » Read more

Non-GMO Project Presents: The Year in Food, 2021

December 30, 2021

As another roller-coaster of a year comes to a close, you’d be forgiven for complaining of motion sickness. With ups and downs throughout 2021, our deep gratitude continues for all the essential workers in retail grocery and healthcare — our hats come off to you, our masks stay on! Below you’ll find a compilation of… » Read more

Exposing GMOs: Are You Being Fooled by Imposters?

December 23, 2021

It’s a classic case of mistaken identity. Some common grocery store products have odd names or unique features, and they’re mistaken for GMOs. But many are proudly non-GMO — and some of them are Non-GMO Project Verified! The Butterfly helps shoppers find products that meet the highest standard in North America for GMO avoidance. To… » Read more

Holiday Gift Guide: Tastes, Textiles and Terrariums

December 1, 2021

We are delighted to present this year’s Non-GMO Project gift giving guide!  This year, there’s no shortage of ways to think outside the big box store — from crafty, DIY options to one-of-a-kind gifts from local vendors. And of course, there are many online options, including a wealth of BIPOC-owned companies (it’s well worth the… » Read more

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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