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

Our stories are shaped by the feasts we share and the food we eat. For the holidays, we’re dishing up a 3-part series on familiar foods with surprising stories. 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 —… » Read more

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(Un)Greenwashing GMOs

September 30, 2021

Agriculture is uniquely positioned in the environmental movement. Because everyone needs to eat, a sustainable food system is crucial for humanity’s well-being. However, agriculture is currently responsible for a third of global greenhouse gas emissions, and crops exposed to extreme weather events are vulnerable to the impacts of a changing climate. Everybody wants a truly… » Read more

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