Canola

CRISPR and TALEN and RNAi, Oh My!

July 25, 2019

You already know about herbicide-tolerant crops, Bt crops, and other types of transgenic GMOs such as the AquAdvantage salmon—we’ve been talking about them for years. If you have been paying attention to the news, you have probably heard a little about CRISPR and the newest wave of GMOs. These technologies, which may be referred to… » Read more

Bee-Cause it Matters: Pollinator Week with Wedderspoon

Bee-cause It Matters

June 17, 2019

It’s National Pollinator Week, a time to celebrate all the living creatures who help humans grow crops. The Non-GMO Project uses a butterfly logo because pollinators are important to our shared food system and because we recognize the many human-caused problems they face. All humans rely on pollinators in order to eat! Pollinators are a… » Read more

Alfalfa

Got Milk? Then Be Sure the Cows Steered Clear of GMO Alfalfa

May 31, 2019

Alfalfa, sometimes called lucerne, is the fourth-most prevalent crop in the United States. At least 18 million acres of alfalfa are grown in the US each year—this nutrient-dense legume makes up a sizeable portion of our farmland. Meant almost exclusively for animal feed, alfalfa is typically cut, dried, and bailed. It can also be stored… » Read more

Non-GMO vanilla

Are Artificial Flavors GMOs?

May 28, 2019

Many of the processed foods that we see on grocery shelves today bear an ingredient label that says “artificially flavored.” Due to the prevalence of artificial additives in the marketplace, one of the questions we are asked most frequently from savvy shoppers is: “Why did I see the word artificial in the ingredients of a… » Read more