Category: Blog

Top 10 Non-GMO Achievements of 2012

2012 was a year of great progress for the non-GMO movement. The Non-GMO Project grew exponentially, seeing coverage in Vogue and “O” Magazine and a Facebook fan base passing the 100,000 mark. Landmark efforts for mandatory labeling at home and abroad helped catapult the GMO issue into the mainstream, and consumer demand for non-GMO choices went off the charts. While we still have our work cut out for us in 2013, we head into the new year buoyed by recent successes and riding a growing tid... Read more

Prop 37 may not have passed, but the NON-GMO MOVEMENT IS WINNING

We know many are feeling disappointment about the defeat of proposition 37 in California, but there is actually a lot to celebrate. Prop 37 has exponentially elevated the GMO conversation, not just in California but across the country. Opportunities to protect the future of our food are still powerful and plentiful, so stay positive and stay engaged! One thing you can do today? Share this infographic far and wide! You can download a PDF by clicking here, and you can also re-post from our Fac... Read more

Non-GMO Month 2012: A Resounding Success

  The third annual Non-GMO Month in October was a resounding success, and we would like to offer a huge THANK YOU to everyone who participated! We're especially inspired by the more than 1,500 retailers across the U.S. and Canada who worked with us throughout the month to promote non-GMO choices and educate their shoppers, staff and communities. With the vote on proposition 37 coming up in California next week, and consumer awareness and demand for non-GMO food at an all-time high... Read more

Happy Non-GMO Halloween!

Enjoy Halloween without Frightful GMOs Here at the Non-GMO Project we love Halloween—costumes, parties, autumn leaves, and yes, sweets and treats. There are many ways to celebrate Halloween and help keep your family safe from treats that contain GMOs. Many of the companies that are verified by the Non-GMO Project offer wonderful Halloween treats for all of the little witches and goblins in your life. To help you in creating the best Halloween possible, the Non-GMO Project has collaborated wit... Read more

8 Ways to Celebrate Non-GMO Month this October

October 2012 marks the third annual Non-GMO Month, and the celebration could not be more timely. Recent polls show that more than 90% of Americans want to know whether or not their food contains GMOs, and 2012 has seen a groundswell in the “right to know” movement. In the past year, over 1.2 million Americans have contacted the FDA asking them to implement mandatory labeling of GMO foods, and more than a dozen states have taken up GMO labeling bills, including a voter initiative in Californi... Read more

Courses for a Cause Brings Farm-Fresh Food to the Table, Sept. 29

Event proceeds will benefit the Non-GMO Project, a non-profit providing consumer education and alternatives to genetically engineered food Contact: Chassie Bell Whole Foods Market (760) 274-1590 chassie.bell@wholefoods.com Encinitas, Calif. (Sept. 06, 2012) – Whole Foods Market Encinitas is partnering with The Whole Journey and Feeding the Soul Foundation for an event to bring together like minded people to dine for a common mission for a cleaner food supply. On Sept. 29, the San Diego... Read more

Back to School with the Non-GMO Project: 5 Tips for Packing a Non-GMO Lunchbox

  One of the best things about starting a new school year is the opportunity to develop new habits. The classroom is organized, desks are clean, and your child’s backpack is full of untouched school supplies. All of these are reminders of the fresh start that comes with being another grade older.  Make the most of this transition back to school and ensure that your child is carrying a healthy and delicious non-GMO lunch.   1) Educate yourself GMOs are lurking in the ... Read more

GMO Sweet Corn—Anything but Sweet

For many of us sweet corn has been a cornerstone of summer meals and a symbol of the fall harvest and Thanksgiving since we were children. However, this once benign treat has gone through a radical change. In 2011, Monsanto announced their plans to grow genetically modified sweet corn on 250,000 acres in the United States. The harvest from these GMO (genetically modified organism) fields will account for 40 percent of the sweet corn market in 2012. Monsanto’s GMO sweet corn is bred to resis... Read more

Welcome, Arielle!

[caption id="attachment_6123" align="alignright" width="193"] Arielle Stein joined the Project as a Retailer Programs Assistant on July 17 2012.[/caption] With more than 5,000 products now Non-GMO Project Verified, and well over 1,000 natural foods stores expected to participate in the third annual Non-GMO Month this October, it's time for the Non-GMO Project staff to keep growing! The most recent addition to our small but mighty team is Arielle Stein, Retailer Programs Assistant. From now th... Read more