Non-GMO seedless Watermelon

That Watermelon Isn’t a GMO, But it Might Be a Mutant!

August 21, 2019

Now that summer is in full swing in North America, people have been asking one of my favorite GMO questions again. Let’s clear up a point of confusion: there are no commercially available GMO watermelons!  Like all living things, the crops we eat have chromosomes inside the nucleus of their cells. This is where their… » Read more

Honey bees producing non-GMO Project Verified honey

Happy Honey Bee Day! Dance Like Bees are Watching

August 16, 2019

National Honey Bee Day is Saturday, August 17! The past decade has seen sharp declines in many bee populations around the globe. For those of us living in urban centers, this may seem like a distant concern. However, bees are indispensable allies in our food system, responsible for about a third of what we eat… » Read more

canola plants

Does Mutation Breeding Produce GMOs?

August 7, 2019

As we mentioned in our last post, breeding techniques don’t have to be low-tech in order to be non-GMO, but we hear from many of you that some modern takes on traditional breeding techniques don’t always feel completely natural. Quite a few of you would like to learn about mutation breeding this week, so let’s… » Read more

Non-GMO Seedlings

Technology and Crop Breeding: What’s NOT a GMO?

August 2, 2019

If you read last week’s blog, you know that there is some ill-intentioned disagreement about what counts as a GMO. Consumers overwhelmingly rejected the first wave of GMOs, so biotech companies are mounting campaigns to convince the public that new GMOs aren’t actually GMOs. Meanwhile, these companies are also working hard to mix up biotechnology… » Read more