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