Back to Basics

March 16, 2020

Downloadable Resources The ABCs of GMOs is available as a downloadable poster and in storybook form! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for details. Do You Know Your GMOs? During the month of February, we went back to basics with the #DoYouKnowYourGMOs campaign, highlighting some of the most important creatures and concepts that impact… » Read more

CRISPR on the Move: From Mailbox to Icebox

March 4, 2020

Last week’s blog, The CRISPR Revolution, closed with the enticing statement: Join us next week to find out where CRISPR technology can show up in your house! Spoiler alert: it’s unlikely to be hiding under your bed, or to jump out at you from a darkened corner. So far, the most common place to find… » Read more

The CRISPR Revolution

February 28, 2020

The gene editing tool known as CRISPR-Cas9 (CRISPR to its friends) was featured on several “top breakthroughs of the decade” lists as the 2020s came into view. It has been ogled for a broad spectrum of uses, from groundbreaking medical treatments to doubling animals’ muscle mass. One of CRISPR’s creators, Jennifer Doudna, predicts the most… » Read more

Looking ahead, Part 2

January 29, 2020

Welcome to the 20s. Let’s Roar. A century ago, the Roaring 20s ushered in an era of innovation, prosperity, cultural and societal change. These movements were not a choreographed affair, heading neatly in one direction. They surged this way and that, pushing against the boundaries of how life had been before the First World War…. » Read more

Welcome to the 20s. Let’s Roar.

January 14, 2020

Illustration by Melissa Waddell A century ago, the Roaring 20s ushered in an era of innovation, prosperity, cultural and societal change. These movements were not a choreographed affair, heading neatly in one direction. They surged this way and that, pushing against the boundaries of how life had been before the First World War. At the… » Read more

2019: The Year in Review

December 31, 2019

As we welcome the roaring 20s, let’s revisit the major GMO-related happenings of the past year. 2019 rode in on the back of the National Bioengineering Food Disclosure Standard (NBFDS), a piece of regulation born to confuse, confound and mystify. At the Non-GMO Project, we worked hard this year to provide the transparency and reliability… » Read more

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In Praise of Feasting: The Magic of Coming Together for Meals

December 30, 2019

This is the in-between time. A one week lull between holiday blow-outs 1 and 2. While our individual traditions and beliefs may vary, some persistent themes dominate the season: we gather indoors with friends and family, and we eat. There is power in that simple act. Regardless of the Happy Holidays and Merry Whatevers, there… » Read more

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Seeds, Soils and Snacks: The Beauty of Legumes

December 23, 2019

In part 1 of our deep dive on legumes, we looked at how the powerful proteins of the families Fabaceae and Leguminosae can replace animal-derived products in our diet. But did you know legumes are just as powerful in the fields as they are on our plates? They are the gift that keeps on giving. While modern industrial agriculture is based… » Read more

Legumes

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Legumes (but didn’t know you wanted to know)

December 10, 2019

In the developed world, we eat, on average, too many animal products. In fact, we eat way too many animal products. Not just too many for our own health, but too many for the health of the planet. These animal proteins aren’t just delicious, they’re valuable sources of protein, which is vital to growth, tissue… » Read more

Field of Schemes: How GMO Alfalfa Messed Up a Perfectly Good Thing

December 2, 2019

Most of us don’t think about alfalfa very much. Outside of agricultural communities and die hard fans of Our Gang, it is safe to say alfalfa is not a hot topic. We’d like to challenge that notion. Bear with us: In the US, alfalfa is grown on roughly 23 million acres annually, most of which… » Read more