Title: Communications Coordinator
Email: alli@nongmoproject.org

A Pacific Northwest native, Alli Willis holds a BA from Western Washington University.

Prior to joining the Non-GMO Project, Alli served as a writer for a public relations firm. Today, she writes articles for the Non-GMO Project blog and tends to the Project’s websites.

When she is not working hard with the Marketing and Outreach team, Alli can usually be found tinkering with bicycles, working on strange art projects, or hanging out with her cat.

Articles by this contributor:

Russet Potato
October 31, 2018

The GMO Potato: What Consumers Need to Know

Jump to Frequently Asked Questions Read the Non-GMO Project Standard You’re probably aware of the best-known GMO crops such as corn, soy, and canola. Did you know that there are also GMO potatoes? They have been around since 2015, but it is just now that they are becoming widely available in the American food supply…. » Read more

spooky Halloween GMOs
October 26, 2018

It’s Alive: Spooky GMOs for Halloween

  Frankenfish The AquAdvantage salmon is the first genetically engineered animal available for purchase in North America. The mad scientists at AquaBounty Technologies spliced it together with parts from the Atlantic salmon, Chinook salmon, and the Ocean pout to produce a GMO fish that grows scary fast. The modified salmon is currently sold completely unlabeled… » Read more

September 26, 2018

Patented Plants: What do GMO Patents Mean for Farmers, Researchers, and Consumers?

In part one of this blog, we learned that the world’s largest chemical companies use patents to control the food supply. In part two we explore what this means for farmers, researchers, and consumers. What Do Patented GMOs Mean For Farmers? When farmers choose to plant GMO seeds, they must first sign a technology use… » Read more

September 21, 2018

Patented Plants: Who Owns Our Global Seed Supply?

At the Non-GMO Project, we believe that by encouraging a non-GMO seed supply, we are supporting the restoration of traditional seed breeding and the right of farmers to save and plant their own seeds and grow varieties of their choice. It’s one of our most important principles. But why do we need to restore these… » Read more

August 30, 2018

GMO Feature: Soybeans

Soybeans are one of the most prevalent commodity crops grown in North America today. At 89.1 million acres, American farmers planted more acres of soy than any other crop this year. However, most of that acreage is not producing food for humans. According to the USDA, just over 70 percent of that soy becomes animal… » Read more

August 14, 2018

GMO Feature: Corn

Corn: A Brief History Did you know that well over half of a typical American diet is derived from corn? It’s true, and if you’ll remember from The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Michael Pollan famously calls North Americans “processed corn, walking.” He’s not wrong, and since more than 90 percent of corn grown in North America is… » Read more

GMO sugar beet
June 25, 2018

GMO Feature: Sugar Beets

We Got the Beet Did you know humans have been growing and enjoying beets for more than 4,000 years? Beets, or Beta vulgaris, are part of the Caryophyllale family like cacti, carnations, succulents, and many types of carnivorous plants. Thousands of years ago, they had long, thin, fibrous roots and were grown primarily for their… » Read more

May 9, 2018

What is Scientific Consensus?

There is no scientific consensus on the safety of GMOs. According to a 2015 statement signed by 300 scientists, physicians and scholars, the claim of scientific consensus on GMOs frequently repeated in the media is “an artificial construct that has been falsely perpetuated.” In the newly-released film MODIFIED, renown researcher and UN Messenger of Peace… » Read more

April 24, 2018

Earth’s Best

Earth’s Best is committed to providing safe, nourishing foods made with non-GMO and organic ingredients. You might also like…

April 24, 2018

Annie’s Homegrown

Annie’s Homegrown is taking the#NonGMOChallenge by providing non-GMO snacks for every bunny, which makes us proud to include their products in our Non-GMO Dreambox giveaways. What will your pledge be? Learn more at livingnongmo.org! You might also like…

April 24, 2018

Glee Gum

#NonGMOChallenge accepted! We pledge to spread the GLEE with our non-GMO project verified gum + pops. Will you accept the challenge? You might also like…

April 24, 2018


Crofter’s Organic believes everyone has the right to know what is in their food! You might also like…

April 16, 2018

The Importance of Testing

The Non-GMO Project’s butterfly verification mark is North America’s most trusted and meaningful label for GMO avoidance. Consumers trust our label because the Non-GMO Project is a third-party verification program backed by North America’s most rigorous Standard for GMO avoidance. The Non-GMO Project’s product verification program has three main components: testing, traceability, and segregation. Each of… » Read more

Monarch Butterfly Non-GMO Project Precautionary Principle
March 26, 2018

The Precautionary Principle: Let’s Protect Our Food Supply Together!

What is the Precautionary Principle? Better safe than sorry. Err on the side of caution. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. We have many ways to say that it is wise to avoid foreseeable problems whenever possible. This idea is so important that the governments of the world created the precautionary… » Read more

February 23, 2018

Hundreds of Grocery Stores Say “No” to GMO Salmon—Will Yours?

The Non-GMO Project team is fortunate to call the beautiful Pacific Northwest our home. We bike, climb, run, ski, hike, kayak, sail, and play in our natural environment every day, and we enjoy an amazing view of the Salish Sea from our offices. Orca whales, river otters, sea birds, and more than 250 species of… » Read more

November 21, 2017

Bt Crops and their Ecosystems

The Latest News on Bt A GMO, or genetically modified organism, is a plant, animal, microorganism or other organism whose genetic makeup has been modified in a laboratory using genetic engineering or transgenic technology. This creates unstable combinations of plant, animal, bacterial and virus genes that do not occur in nature or through traditional crossbreeding… » Read more

October 1, 2017

What is the “Modified” in Modified Corn Starch?

Here at the Project, we have received an influx of queries about modified corn starch over the past few weeks. Let’s talk about modified corn starch! The “modified” in modified corn starch (and other types of modified starches) does not stand for genetically modified. In this context, “modified” simply means that the corn starch has… » Read more

July 6, 2017

Care for Your Skin, Care for Your Body

July is in full swing, which means plenty of fun in the great outdoors. While protecting your skin from ultraviolet radiation is especially important this time of year, protecting your skin from substandard ingredients in topical products is important all year long. Skin is the largest organ in the human body. It helps protect us… » Read more