The Next Generation Of Genetically Modified Foods Needs Better Regulation

June 12, 2017

This article was written by Dana Perls, Senior Food and Technology Campaigner for Friends of the Earth, and was originally published on STAT News. It has been re-posted with permission from STAT. “The apple that never browns wants to change your mind about genetically modified foods.” That headline in the Washington Post is just one… » Read more

Why Choose the Butterfly?

October 19, 2016

Happy Non-GMO Month! We hope you’ll join us in celebrating your right to choose non-GMO products for yourselves and your families. Our non-profit organization has accomplished incredible feats since starting ten years ago; the Non-GMO Project Verified seal is now carried on 40,000+ products across the U.S. and Canada, more than 2,300 retailers have registered… » Read more

Look for the Butterfly at the Meat Counter

August 30, 2016

The approved FSIS Non-GMO Project Verified Seal is vertical instead of the traditional horizontal verification mark to distinguish the products that carry it. Recently, the Food Safety and Inspection (FSIS) branch of the USDA issued new guidance around GMO claims for meat, poultry and liquid eggs. What does this mean for you? You may see… » Read more

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The United Plates of America

July 15, 2016

UPDATE:  President Obama signed S 764 on July 29th, 2016 (this blog was originally published on July 15th, 2016). On July 14th, 2016, the U.S. House of Representatives passed Congress’ National Bioengineered Labeling Bill, dubbed by supporters of transparency as the DARK (“Deny Americans the Right to Know”) Act. In absolute defiance of the will… » Read more

Living Non-GMO Bill of Rights

Living Non-GMO “Bill of Rights”

July 4, 2016

I’ve been working with the Project for two years now, and it has been truly inspiring to witness the impact we are having on our food supply. From brands to retailers to YOU, together we are making great strides towards building a non-GMO future. In celebration of Independence Day and Vermont’s labeling law taking effect, I started thinking about freedom… » Read more

Stop the DARK Act!

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

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The DARK Act: What’s Next?

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

We did it! Non-GMO Month 2015

November 6, 2015

Non-GMO Month 2015 Sets New Records, Generates Further Awareness My mom doesn’t spend time on Facebook. She doesn’t hang out in natural food stores. And she doesn’t usually know how my workday is spent. But during Non-GMO Month, my mother and her friends repeatedly express excitement to see “The Butterfly” in their community, on the… » Read more