Non-GMO Month 2016: 10 Ways to Get Involved!

September 30, 2016

Thousands of natural food and conventional grocery stores all across the U.S. and Canada are taking part in the seventh annual Non‐GMO Month, a 31-day celebration to educate the public and spotlight Non-GMO Project Verified choices on shelves. This month-long event provides a platform for organizations and citizens like you to stand up for non-GMO… » Read more

Look for the Butterfly at the Meat Counter

August 30, 2016

The approved FSIS Non-GMO Project Verified Seal is vertical instead of the traditional horizontal verification mark to distinguish the products that carry it. Recently, the Food Safety and Inspection (FSIS) branch of the USDA issued new guidance around GMO claims for meat, poultry and liquid eggs. What does this mean for you? You may see… » Read more

Look at Those Labels!

August 16, 2016

As parents, protecting our children’s health and safety is our number one priority. From the very beginning, we’re baby-proofing the house, choosing cribs and toys that don’t contain lead paint, cutting our kids’ food into teeny-tiny bites, holding hands when we cross the street…the list goes on and on. What about GMOs? What are they… » Read more

GMO Labels on the Table in Canada

August 5, 2016

A scene from MODIFIED, a new film by Aube Giroux When I began working on a documentary film about GMO labeling nine years ago, most people I spoke to didn’t know what a GMO was. Public awareness and understanding of GMOs has come a long way since then, but the struggle for clear labeling continues. While 65… » Read more

Megan Westgate speaks at Danone Press Conference

July 20, 2016

On July 14th, 2016, leaders from Dannon, Green America, Just Label It, and the Non-GMO Project gathered in New York for a historic announcement. Dannon committed to go non-GMO with its top-selling brands: Oikos, Dannon and Danimals yogurt. By pledging to earn Non-GMO Project verification, Dannon will work with farmers to plant 80,000 acres of non-GMO crops for… » Read more

Is it GMO? “Smart labels” aren’t enough

June 28, 2016

I come from a long line of farmers and gardeners. On the farm I raise mainly corn and soybeans like almost every other Iowa farmer. My ancestors couldn’t have imagined the diversity and disease resistance offered by the advances in conventional breeding. Fortunately, I have the choice to purchase the conventionally bred varieties rather than… » Read more

Field of Dreams

June 25, 2016

If you demand it, they will come… In April 2016, The New York Times reported that for the first time, acreage of GMO crops has declined. We want to take a moment to acknowledge that this change is due, in large part, because of you. In the six short years since the Butterfly first appeared… » Read more

This Product is Made with GMOs

April 18, 2016

  Small Changes Create Big Change The Non-GMO Project was started by a small group of retailers in 2007. Since the first Non-GMO Project Verified seal appeared in grocery stores in 2010, the Butterfly has grown to become the market’s trusted standard for GMO avoidance. This growth is based on the decisions you are making every time you… » Read more

Make it a Non-GMO Mother’s Day!

April 17, 2016

  My mom is an inspiring woman who has not only shaped my life, but has shaped countless other young lives as well with her work as a teacher. While a mom’s passion, dedication and many other amazing traits deserve to be appreciated every day, Mother’s Day is a special event dedicated solely to celebrating the strong female… » Read more

Cooking Up a Non-GMO Dinner

April 15, 2016

If you have finicky family members or kids with allergies or food sensitivities like I do, you might think that cooking up a non-GMO dinner is way over your head. After all, you already have a short list of foods that your child can safely eat while satisfying his or her picky palette. While it… » Read more