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
GMOs have a large hoof-print in the world of animal-based products. Keeping them out of the food supply and out of your grocery cart is no small task. As National Dairy Month comes to a close, we tip our hats to all the brands that have committed to non-GMO, bringing you an overview of where… » Read more
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
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
Now that summer is in full swing in North America, people have been asking one of my 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
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
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
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
Packing a nutritious, delicious, and non-GMO lunch for your kids doesn’t have to be hard! These simple tips will ensure your child goes back to school with a lunch they love, made from ingredients you can feel good about.
Choosing to avoid GMOs is about more than just our food – it’s about protecting the environmental health and ecological harmony that is vital to our planet. In celebration of Pollinator Week, we’ve teamed up with Wedderspoon to share how we can all do our part to help protect bees, butterflies, and other crucial pollinators.