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6 Benefits of Going Non-GMO

January 26, 2022

Agriculture does a lot for us. It produces food, fiber and fuel. In many places, it’s critical to social bonds and community. Plus, the land itself provides valuable ecosystem services, protecting the environment we need to thrive.  That’s why it’s vital that our food systems are healthy, because a healthy food system sows the seeds… » 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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Your Choices Make a Difference

July 1, 2021

The Non-GMO Project was created because people had questions about genetically modified organisms. In the years before the Project was founded, now-Executive Director Megan Westgate worked at a food co-op. “We were seeing in stores that increasingly people were coming in and looking for non-GMO choices,” she says. “They were having a hard time figuring… » Read more

The Dairy Diaries: Why Non-GMO Is the Cream of the Crop

June 26, 2020

GMOs have a large hoof-print in the world of animal-derived products. Keeping them out of the food supply and out of your grocery cart is no small task. During National Dairy Month, we tip our hats to all the brands that have committed to non-GMO by bringing you an overview of where GMOs show up… » 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

Welcome to the 20s. Let’s Roar.

January 14, 2020

Illustration by Melissa Waddell 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. At the… » Read more

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That Watermelon Isn’t a GMO, But it Might Be a Mutant!

August 21, 2019

Now that summer is in full swing in North America, people have been asking one of our favorite GMO questions again. Let’s clear up a point of confusion: there are no commercially available GMO watermelons!  Like all living things, the crops we eat have chromosomes inside the nucleus of their cells. This is where their… » Read more

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Can You Tell Which GMOs Will Be Labeled under the NBFDS?

January 9, 2019

Read part one of this blog. Jump to quiz Jump to FAQs Read the NBFDS The National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard requires some food producers to put labels on some products that contain GMOs. Unfortunately, there are two glaring problems with this law that mean consumers will still not be able to tell what is… » Read more

Veterans Cultivate More Than Produce at Growing Veterans

November 12, 2018

Situated in the northwestern corner of Washington state, a three acre farm is a refuge for the ex-service members who run Growing Veterans, a Lynden-based nonprofit. The modest plot of land primarily produces hops, honey, and garlic—but Growing Veterans cultivates much more than just crops. The organization helps veterans plant roots in their community, providing… » Read more

GMOs in Vitamins and Supplements: What You Need To Know

September 10, 2018

Genetically engineered ingredients can show up anywhere–even in health products like vitamins and supplements. Because GMO ingredients aren’t required to be labeled, most people don’t know what they are really putting in their bodies when they take their daily vitamins. We’ve partnered with our Education and Outreach Sponsor NutriGold to bring the facts to light, because… » Read more