While summer may be over, the growing season is not! Fall is a time of the year that farmers everywhere grow bounties of insta-worthy squash, pumpkins, and other fall-harvest crops. What’s the key to this season of abundance? Pollination. In order for flowering plant species to create seeds and reproduce, they must transfer pollen from… » Read more
I’ve been here a thousand times. Standing in the dairy aisle for what seems like hours, unable to pick one of countless milk cartons decorated with cute cows and happy farmers. My indecision isn’t because there are too few options, it’s because I want to feel good about where my food comes from; I want… » Read more
This article was written by Dana Perls, Senior Food and Technology Campaigner for Friends of the Earth, and was originally published on STAT News. It has been re-posted with permission from STAT. “The apple that never browns wants to change your mind about genetically modified foods.” That headline in the Washington Post is just one… » Read more
Wandering around our local farmers’ market in Bellingham, WA last weekend, I stumbled on a food vendor called “Café Vavilov.” Their stand was small and their menu was inconspicuously written in black marker on a scroll of brown butcher paper, but the vibrant hues and varied textures displayed in their dishes instantly drew my attention…. » Read more
Why did the chicken cross the road? To eat Non-GMO Project Verified feed, of course! Spring is in the air and we are excited to welcome all the baby animals that are born this time of year – especially chicks! Since 1996, poultry farmers have fed genetically modified grains and oilseeds to their chicken flocks… » Read more
Building a Better (non-GMO) Easter Basket Easter is just a hop, skip, and a jump away and with it comes the much-anticipated herald for the onset of spring. It brings to mind garden flowers, mild weather and of course, an overnight visit from the Easter bunny. For many, it’s yet another event in the sequence… » Read more
Everyone has a right to know what is in their food. Learn more about GMOs and how they impact the food system from our Executive Director Megan Westgate. This video is made possible by our education and outreach sponsors: Annie’s, Zevia, and NutriGold.
You may not know me, but will you be my Valentine? Perhaps a veil of mystery surrounding a secret admirer would make us giddy, but from a chocolate bar’s ingredient list—definitely not. Behind the heart-shaped treats wrapped in innocent pink wrappers, many of the chocolate goodies exchanged on Valentine’s Day contain hidden high-risk GMO ingredients…. » Read more
To celebrate Valentine’s Day, we visited a factory that produces Non-GMO Project Verified chocolate. Learn more about the Theo chocolate company and see their full line of Verified chocolate on livingnongmo.org. Happy Non-GMO Valentine’s Day!
It is hard to imagine getting excited about a variety of apple, but there is a new fruit in our midst that’s a major game changer. The Opal is a truly non-browning apple—yes, you heard that right, this fruit naturally doesn’t brown when it’s cut open. Our family loves fresh produce year round, and… » Read more