Celebrate Non-GMO Project Verification with Zing!

October 27, 2022

By: Christie Lucas At Zing, we’re celebrating our Non-GMO Project verification status! In addition to raising awareness about sustainable agricultural practices, we’re also excited to partner with like-minded brands to help educate consumers about the importance of choosing non-genetically modified foods. Here at Zing, we pride ourselves on providing real, nutritious solutions for the entire… » Read more

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GMO crops in plant-based foods? No, thanks!

September 8, 2022

Throughout September, we’re celebrating the growing popularity of plant-based foods and the non-GMO innovation driving it. To help you keep GMOs out of your shopping cart, we’re also shining a light on how genetic engineering shows up in this fast-growing food category. Last week, we explored the rise of new GMOs in the plant-based space… » Read more

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The Non-GMO Pet: Why We Verify Products for Your Best Friend

August 18, 2022

Did you know the Non-GMO Project verifies food and wellness products for animals as well as products made for people?  It’s true! Verified food and treats abound, and dogs and cats are common benefactors. There are also other Verified supplies, including pet wipes, supplements and first aid products designed for creatures great and small.  Looking… » 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

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What’s wrong with GMOs? A lot.

May 19, 2022

When GMOs were commercialized in the 1990s, few people knew about these novel organisms entering the food supply. Their development, testing and deployment had occurred with a startling lack of transparency. However, as early GMOs and their derivatives made their way into more and more common food products, folks in the natural foods sector started… » 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

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How useful are GMOs on a warming planet? Middling.

April 21, 2022

This spring we’re exploring biotech’s biggest and greenwashiest claims in our series Are GMOs really going to save the world? This is the second piece in the series. Don’t forget to check out Part One of the series, Genetically Engineered Golden Rice: Real Hope or Misplaced Hype? and Part Three, Can a Lab-based Food System… » 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

Exposing GMOs: Are You Being Fooled by Imposters?

December 23, 2021

It’s a classic case of mistaken identity. Some common grocery store products have odd names or unique features, and they’re mistaken for GMOs. But many are proudly non-GMO — and some of them are Non-GMO Project Verified! The Butterfly helps shoppers find products that meet the highest standard in North America for GMO avoidance. To… » Read more

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What Does Bill Gates Have To Do With Ethiopian Chickens?

November 11, 2021

This article is part of a 3-part series on familiar foods with surprising backstories. Part Two: Chickens are quickly becoming the world’s most widely consumed meat. Intensive factory farming dominates poultry production, creating a laundry list of related problems — but is genetic engineering an effective solution?  Read Part One: Is Synbio Vanilla “Natural”? Heck,… » Read more