After years of passionate food advocacy, Megan helped launch the Non-GMO Project in 2006. She became Executive Director in 2007 and has been hard at work to protect the future of non-GMO food ever since.
As a national thought leader on the non-GMO issue, Megan is a highly respected speaker and has been featured in numerous national publications and forums.
In addition to the Non-GMO Project, her passions in life include her young children, Robin Wilder and Riverley, and the organic permaculture homestead she and her husband Noah are cultivating in the beautiful Lake Whatcom watershed.
Since 2010, Megan has served on the Board of the Community Food Co-op where she spent two years as Board chair and is currently the chair of the Board Development Committee.
Articles by this contributor:
August 9, 2018
Is it possible to create a non-GMO product using genetic engineering? While that might seem ludicrous to most of us, biotechnology companies have mounted an aggressive campaign to convince the world that the products of new genetic engineering techniques such as CRISPR are, in fact, non-GMO. Although this is completely unsupported by the scientific reality… » Read more
June 26, 2018
Comment on the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard and Let the USDA Know that You Want Meaningful GMO Labeling For two decades consumers have been fighting for meaningful GMO labeling that gives them clear and accessible information about the genetically engineered content of their food. This commitment to transforming our food system and providing GMO… » Read more
September 22, 2017
If you eat dairy, eggs, meat, or other animal products, choosing items that are Non-GMO Project Verified is the single biggest way you can help protect a non-GMO future. That’s because the majority of genetically engineered crop acres in the United States are used for animal feed, and the Non-GMO Project is the only seal… » Read more
December 20, 2016
At this time 10 years ago, I was volunteering full-time to create a new non-profit organization called the Non-GMO Project. Our small group working on the effort had given up hope that government would ever give consumers the information they need to know about GMOs. Meanwhile, we saw that shoppers were increasingly concerned about GMOs and looking for… » Read more
July 29, 2016
On July 29th, 2016, President Obama signed off on a historically discriminatory and fatally flawed GMO labeling bill. In the wake of the signing, many of us are feeling defeated and heartbroken. This new legislation was created with a single purpose in mind—to destroy the incredible grassroots momentum of powerful GMO labeling bills put forward… » Read more
June 30, 2016
A majority of Senators have voted to move the DARK Act forward for a final vote on July 6. If ultimately passed, this bill would STOP state laws to label genetically engineered foods. It would take away GMO labels in stores that are already being provided in advance of Vermont’s GMO labeling law. It would… » Read more
February 21, 2016
In what is perhaps the biggest blow ever to the Right to Know movement, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1599 (275-150) in the Summer of 2015 (the bill was dubbed the “Deny Americans the Right to Know”—or DARK— Act). This sweeping bill would prohibit any current or future state law requiring GMO labeling,… » Read more
December 31, 2015
In this season of reflection, I’m thinking back to nine years ago last week, when we had just submitted paperwork to incorporate the Non-GMO Project as a 501(c)(3) non-profit. At this time in 2006, the public had no way of knowing which products were non-GMO, and the media was virtually silent on the topic. There was… » Read more
September 11, 2015
Why you should look for the Butterfly When we first started developing the Non-GMO Project Standard in the summer of 2006, we made a commitment to always seek a balance between meaningfulness and achievability. In order to accomplish our mission of preserving and building a non-GMO food supply, we needed a standard that would push… » Read more
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
December 15, 2014
Welcome to Living Non-GMO! Every day at the Non-GMO Project, we hear from people who are worried about the impacts of GMOs and are looking for ways to make safe, healthy choices for themselves and their loved ones. We are deeply inspired by this growing movement of citizens standing up for a sustainable, transparent food… » Read more
October 30, 2014
GMOs are spooky, and their prevalence in Halloween candy is more of a trick than a treat. Help take care of little princesses and goblins this year by offering organic and Non-GMO Project Verified goodies instead. 10 GMO Ingredients in Halloween Candy Sugar (GMO sugar beets) High fructose corn syrup (GMO corn) Corn starch (GMO… » Read more