Title: Legal & Regulatory Affairs Manager

Erin is a California native whose love of the outdoors brought her to the Pacific Northwest. Erin is a graduate of UC Santa Barbara with a BA in Communication and a minor in American History. She also holds a Juris Doctor from Southwestern Law School. Erin is passionate about providing consumers with the information necessary to make informed choices about the products they purchase.

Prior to joining the Non-GMO Project, Erin worked in legal clearance at a major television studio in Los Angeles. She is excited to bring her expertise in copyright and trademark law to the Non-GMO Project.

In her free time, Erin enjoys traveling, paddle boarding, and hiking with her family.

Articles by this contributor:

October 18, 2018

GMOs in the Aloha State: Biotech’s Passion for Hawaii

Many images may come to mind when one thinks of Hawaii: tropical beaches, big wave surfing, a fruity beverage underneath palm trees swaying in a light breeze…But what about GMOs? Would it surprise you to know that the Hawaiian Islands have been home to some of the largest GMO experiments in the United States—most of… » Read more

Non-GMO One Degree Bread
September 6, 2018

Taking Transparency to the Next Level with One Degree Organic Foods

The smell hits you as soon as you walk through the door: freshly baked bread. Lots of it. The Sprouted Oven in Abbotsford, British Columbia has it all–muffins, cinnamon rolls, bagels, a sizable retail store, and even a gluten-free bakery. The best part? Everything is plant-based, non-GMO, and made with organic grains. I was left… » Read more

Non-GMO Challenge
April 6, 2018

Your Favorite Brands are Taking the Non-GMO Challenge!

The Non-GMO Challenge is a month-long celebration that gives shoppers, brands, and retailers the opportunity to make meaningful non-GMO commitments. Our Education and Outreach sponsors are taking the Challenge! Find Non-GMO Project Verified products from our sponsors using the product search on Living Non-GMO. Trans-Ocean How is your brand celebrating the Non-GMO Challenge this year? We are offering… » Read more

March 13, 2018

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day — The Non-GMO Way

I can still feel it — the cool sea breeze blowing through my hair as I sat on a grassy hill during a summer trip to the small fishing village of Howth, Ireland. I was young, I was adventurous, and I was sampling the best beers the region had to offer. As St. Patrick’s Day… » Read more

August 18, 2017

The Importance of Third-Party Verification: Presented by NutriGold

The following blog originally appeared on NutriGold’s website. NurtiGold is a Leadership Outreach and Education Sponsor and has over 50 Non-GMO Project Verified products, and we thank them for their continued support of our mission! Concerned consumers often wonder if the claims on product labels are actually true. They want to buy healthy, environmentally-friendly products and… » Read more

August 16, 2017

Celebrate National Honey Bee Day with the Non-GMO Project and Wedderspoon

To celebrate National Honey Bee Day on Saturday, August 19th, we teamed up with our Education and Outreach Sponsor Wedderspoon to see what all the buzz about non-GMO honey is about! Check out the graphic below to learn more!

July 31, 2017

Where’s the Beef? The Truth About Vegan Meat

Veggie lovers are still a force to be reckoned with. An estimated 7.3 million Americans are vegetarian – and 1 million of those people are vegans, who consume no animal products at all. Sales of “fake meat” products have exploded in the last few years, and it’s easier than ever to find veggie options while… » Read more

July 18, 2017

Become a Non-GMO Grilling Guru

Are you taking advantage of the summer sunshine by moving your dinner preparations outside? Summer is a wonderful time to perfect the art of grilling, and while I’m no Steven Raichlen, I have been known to grill up a pretty mean kebab from time to time! Did you know that 92% of corn cultivated in… » Read more

May 22, 2017

Don’t Be Chicken: Raise Non-GMO Hens

Why did the chicken cross the road? To eat Non-GMO Project Verified feed, of course! Spring is in the air and we are excited to welcome all the baby animals that are born this time of year – especially chicks! Since 1996, poultry farmers have fed genetically modified grains and oilseeds to their chicken flocks… » Read more

April 12, 2017

Celebrate National Grilled Cheese Month with the Non-GMO Project!

Cheddar? Monterey Jack? Mozzarella? Does the pressure of having to choose just one cheese for your grilled cheese sandwich make you feel like you’re trying to choose your favorite child? Worry no more – it’s National Grilled Cheese Month, and the Non-GMO Project is excited to share several amazing grilled cheese recipes that incorporate many… » Read more

April 6, 2017

Non-GMO Project Verified Seal Receives Highest Ranking for Meaningfulness from Consumer Reports

In April 2017, Greener Choices, the Food Safety and Sustainability Center at Consumer Reports, released a comprehensive assessment of the Non-GMO Project Verified Seal. Greener Choices works for sweeping, systemic change in the food system. At the core of their work is the belief that there is a clear intersection between how food is produced… » Read more

February 22, 2017

And The Award Goes To…

With Awards Season in full swing and the Academy Awards approaching on February 26th, we’ve got movies on our minds here at the Non-GMO Project. Were you enthralled by the untold, true story depicted in Hidden Figures by Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monáe and Octavia Spencer? Did you sing and dance along with Ryan Gosling… » Read more

December 22, 2016

Product Verification: Understanding Low and High Risk

The Non-GMO Project Product Verification Program is North America’s only third-party verification for non-GMO food and products. Third-party verification is the highest quality system when it comes to product labeling and certifications because it ensures products have been comprehensively evaluated by an independent party, called a technical administrator, for compliance with the Non-GMO Project Standard,… » Read more