We’re all familiar with cotton—this versatile crop is used to make a good portion of the clothing and other textiles most people use daily. However, these consumer goods represent only a small piece of cotton’s impact on our economic and environmental systems. Cotton is considered a high-risk crop under the Non-GMO Project Standard because GMO… » Read more
Yes, There is Non-GMO Canola! Our readers write to us almost every day to ask why they saw canola in a Non-GMO Project Verified product. There’s a fairly pervasive misconception that all canola is genetically modified, but this is not true! Non-GMO canola does exist; when you see canola in a product bearing the Butterfly,… » Read more
You probably already know that the Non-GMO Project requires GMO testing all the way back to animal feed—it’s one component of our program that sets it apart from the new federal GMO labeling law and other GMO avoidance programs that don’t check out what animals eat. This is important because most GMOs are large-scale commodity crops… » Read more
Learn more about the importance of non-GMO animal feed and non-GMO eggs. Click to view the full-sized infographic. Thank you to our friends at NestFresh!
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
I’ve been here a thousand times. Standing in the dairy aisle for what seems like hours, unable to pick one of countless milk cartons decorated with cute cows and happy farmers. My indecision isn’t because there are too few options, it’s because I want to feel good about where my food comes from; I want… » Read more
Arriving at the Farmers Market, I glance around—smiling faces, colorful displays and a chorus of acrobatic-inspired laughter greets me as I arrive. The desire to ‘Buy Local’ taps me on the shoulder and leads me down the aisle to peruse the available products. Searching for eggs and meat, I begin to wonder what those local animals’ lives… » Read more