Carey Gillam Speaker Series

The Monsanto Papers, An Excerpt: The Billion-Dollar Baby

July 8, 2021

The following is an excerpt from The Monsanto Papers: Deadly Secrets, Corporate Corruption, and One Man’s Search for Justice, a new book by investigative journalist Carey Gillam. The book tells the story of Lee Johnson’s landmark lawsuit against Monsanto alleging the company’s popular weed killer causes cancer.  Join the Non-GMO Project July 13 at 4:00 p.m…. » Read more

How Do GMOs Affect Biodiversity?

April 13, 2021

In the past 25 years, genetically modified organisms have transformed the agricultural landscape, figuratively and literally. The greatest impacts have come from some of the earliest and most widely adopted GMO crops, which now take up over 90% of U.S. cropland. While the trend toward crop uniformity did not start with GMOs, this technology has… » Read more

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The Magic — and the Monopoly — of Seeds

April 1, 2021

“Okay, you see this little bean that destroyed itself and gave you a new sprout?… Put that in the soil so you can get a hundred other ones, and then put one of those in the soil so you can get a thousand.” — Ron Finley, educator, activist, gangster gardener Seeds are magical things. Each seed… » Read more

What Could a Non-GMO Food System Look Like?

March 23, 2021

The term “non-GMO food system” is, on its own, a little vague. It identifies most clearly what it is not. Genetic modification is used to engineer a specific trait in an organism to achieve a particular outcome, such as crops that are tolerant to herbicide applications. But the practice fails to take into account the… » Read more

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Are Artificial Flavors GMOs?

December 30, 2020

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 Non-GMO Project… » Read more

Non-GMO and Nonprofit: Putting People and Planet First

November 30, 2020

The Non-GMO Project began in 2006 as a nonprofit with the goal of providing everyday consumers with a choice about whether or not to consume genetically modified organisms. Our passion for natural foods and consumer advocacy means our actions, decisions and very purpose are not driven by profits, but by our mission: To empower people… » Read more

Rewriting the Code of Life?

November 6, 2020

We live in a fast-paced world, one that prioritizes progress, technology and the economy above all else. But as we move further down the path of corporate control, we have to ask ourselves: Will we prioritize “advancement” at the expense of human health and the environment?  For example, the Nobel Prize in Chemistry was recently… » Read more

Creating Cosmo: A GMO Bull Story

August 13, 2020

Earlier this year, while much of North America was hunkering down for a quarantine, researchers at UC Davis were celebrating the birth of a unique calf. Cosmo the bull-calf.  Festive balloons read, “It’s A Boy!”  Those balloons could be bought in bulk, seeing as the whole point of this engineering process was to encourage cattle… » Read more

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GMOs: One More Thing We Don’t Need on Our Plate

April 27, 2020

We are in uncertain times, living through the calamity of a century. The frequency with which we hear the word “unprecedented” is, in itself, unprecedented. News stories seem to divide their time between crowded hospital wards and strained grocery stores. Retail grocers are, of course, an essential service. While half the world’s population has been… » Read more

Looking ahead, Part 2

January 29, 2020

Welcome to the 20s. Let’s Roar. A century ago, the Roaring 20s ushered in an era of innovation, prosperity, cultural and societal change. These movements were not a choreographed affair, heading neatly in one direction. They surged this way and that, pushing against the boundaries of how life had been before the First World War…. » Read more