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You Say Tomato, We Say GMO

November 10, 2022

The USDA recently approved a new, genetically modified purple tomato for cultivation in the U.S. The tomato is engineered to be high in anthocyanins, a purple pigment with antioxidant properties reported to have health benefits. The modifications have also increased the GMO’s shelf life. The purple tomato was created by scientists at Norfolk Plant Sciences… » Read more

This Summer’s Biggest and Tastiest Food News

September 30, 2022

There’s a lot going on.  In case you missed it, there have been several news stories lately regarding the food system — including some that impact your right to choose whether or not to consume GMOs. As always, the Non-GMO Project continues to advocate for natural, resilient and sustainable food supply, to build and protect… » Read more

What’s NOT a GMO?

July 21, 2022

At the Non-GMO Project, part of our goal is to help people better understand the GMO issue so they can make the best decisions for themselves. Through articles like this one, as well as infographics and videos, we educate the public about GMOs and where they might appear. That work often involves combatting common misconceptions. … » Read more

Mother and daughter in a grocery store looking at yogurt

Who’s Looking Out for You? We Are!

July 14, 2022

  In the 1990s, GMOs entered the food supply without public consultation or consent. The first generation of GMOs were novel organisms created in a lab by combining DNA from different species. The genetically modified crops were engineered to withstand weedkillers or produce their own insecticide. While GMOs were added to common products that were… » Read more

What Is a GMO?

May 12, 2022

When GMOs first came on the market in the 1990s, the general public didn’t know much about them. Thankfully, we’ve come a long way since then. Through the advocacy of activist organizations, including the Non-GMO Project, familiarity with the term GMO is nearly universal.*  We love to see awareness of the GMO issue grow (in… » Read more

Humans and Earth

How Big Ag Accidentally Inspired Earth Day (And the Non-GMO Project)

April 7, 2022

“Nature has introduced great variety into the landscape, but man has displayed a passion for simplifying it.”  — Rachel Carson, Silent Spring The first Earth Day celebration, held on April 22, 1970, is commonly credited as the birth of the modern environmental movement. More than 50 years later, Earth Day is the largest secular celebration… » Read more

Going Plant-Based to Save the Planet? Better Look For the Butterfly, Too

March 17, 2022

Plant-based foods are having a renaissance. While staples such as veggie burgers and soy milk have been around for decades, we’re witnessing a tsunami of innovative products that can romance the taste buds of vegans and omnivores, vegetarians and flexitarians.  Recent converts to the plant-based craze credit two reasons for their choice: They want to… » Read more

Genetically Engineered Golden Rice: Real Hope or Misplaced Hype?

March 3, 2022

This spring, we’re offering three stories on biotech’s biggest and greenwashiest claims in our series, “Are GMOs really going to save the world?” Part One looks at Golden Rice, one of the most controversial GMOs ever created. Don’t forget to check out Part Two, How Useful are GMOs on a Warming Planet? and Part 3,… » Read more

Non-GMO Seedlings

Technology and Crop Breeding: What’s NOT a GMO?

August 2, 2019

If you read last week’s blog, you know that there is some ill-intentioned disagreement about what counts as a GMO. Consumers overwhelmingly rejected the first wave of GMOs, so biotech companies are mounting campaigns to convince the public that new GMOs aren’t actually GMOs. Meanwhile, these companies are also working hard to mix up biotechnology… » Read more