Many of the processed foods that we see on grocery shelves today bear an ingredient label that says “artificially flavored.” Due to the prevalence of artificial additives in the marketplace, one of the questions we are asked most frequently from savvy shoppers is: “Why did I see the word artificial in the ingredients of a… » Read more
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. Open the full infographic to read the story.
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
Everyone has a right to know what is in their food. Learn more about GMOs and how they impact the food system from our Executive Director Megan Westgate. This video is made possible by our education and outreach sponsors: Annie’s, Zevia, and NutriGold.
Just because I’m a vegetarian, doesn’t mean I don’t cook up a tantalizing turkey come Thanksgiving. While I am enjoying my Field Roast Hazelnut-Cranberry Roast En Croute (and a ton of side dishes!), my guests will feast on what I believe is the simplest, healthiest and most delicious turkey ever to grace a table. No… » Read more
Thousands of natural food and conventional grocery stores all across the U.S. and Canada are taking part in the seventh annual Non‐GMO Month, a 31-day celebration to educate the public and spotlight Non-GMO Project Verified choices on shelves. This month-long event provides a platform for organizations and citizens like you to stand up for non-GMO… » Read more
Small Changes Create Big Change The Non-GMO Project was started by a small group of retailers in 2007. Since the first Non-GMO Project Verified seal appeared in grocery stores in 2010, the Butterfly has grown to become the market’s trusted standard for GMO avoidance. This growth is based on the decisions you are making every time you… » Read more
If you have finicky family members or kids with allergies or food sensitivities like I do, you might think that cooking up a non-GMO dinner is way over your head. After all, you already have a short list of foods that your child can safely eat while satisfying his or her picky palette. While it… » Read more
For many, St. Patrick’s Day means wearing green and visiting local Irish pubs. The day can also be a great celebration at home and easily made into a delicious event filled with non-GMO food and drinks. Here are a few fun, non-GMO versions of some St. Patrick’s Day classics: Bar Favorites — Avoiding GMOs in… » Read more
Each Mother’s Day, I can’t help but reflect on how my mom’s advice continues to guide me, and my work at the Non-GMO Project. When I first started writing this piece, so many of her insights (and quite a few rules!) came flooding back. If I had to choose the top three things my mom instilled… » Read more