Category: Blog

Take part in North America’s largest celebration of our right to choose Non-GMO

It’s finally summertime in Western Washington, and our little office is abuzz with excitement.  The  lettuce is full, the strawberries are ripening beautifully, and our work putting everything in place for Non-GMO Month 2012 is beginning in earnest. This October, we will be celebrating our third annual Non-GMO Month. This month-long celebration plays an essential role in bringing visibility to the issue of GMOs in our food supply. In collaboration with dedicated retailers, manufacturers, ... Read more

The Conscious Caravan and the Non-GMO Family Awareness Campaign

"All we want's a simple label, for the food that's on our table," our four year old daughter belted out in the aisles of Whole Foods, on her own accord and with a smile that reaffirms why we need to keep striving to get all foods labeled and GMO's eventually banned in the U.S. It was about a week after we finished the Right2Know March- http://www.right2knowmarch.org/ - from New York City to Washington, DC to raise awarenessfor labeling GMO's and we had sung that tune several times over the cour... Read more

Reader Responds to NYT Cover Story on GMOs

Today's New York Times cover story, Battle Brewing Over Labeling of Genetically Modified Food, is encouraging evidence that the mainstream is taking note of this critical issue. But did the story get the facts straight? We agree with Bill Keefe of Glastonbury, CT, who sent the comments below to the NYT. Full disclosure: Bill happens to be the father of our Outreach Coordinator, Chris Keefe, but the Project was not in any way involved in drafting these comments. The Keefes are just a family full ... Read more

Highlights from the Non-GMO Challenge

In April of 2012, the Non-GMO Project launched the Non-GMO Challenge in celebration of Earth Month. The objective of the Challenge was to give people an opportunity to make a meaningful non-GMO commitment while learning more about GMOs and having fun in the process. On our website, there were daily and weekly activations that included answering quiz questions, posting pictures of the Non-GMO Project verification mark on products, sharing a non-GMO meal, and swapping out a product that poten... Read more

The Non-GMO Workplace

  [caption id="attachment_5639" align="alignright" width="235"] Thinking deeply about sustainability[/caption] As part of the Non-GMO Project’s celebration of Earth Month, we asked Sustainable Connections, a local non-profit, to join us in taking the Non-GMO Challenge.  Sustainable Connections has been a pioneer in building the local-living economy movement in the United States and Canada. Their work bringing businesses together to transform and model an economy built on sustainabl... Read more

Non-GMO Project in Vogue

The current issue of Vogue magazine (May 2012) features an excellent article on GMOs. A well-researched piece by Eve Conant, "Lab to Table" covers the latest research on the technology as well as the burgeoning resistance movement. The article concludes with great info about the solutions offered by the Non-GMO Project, and ends with this quote from Non-GMO Project Executive Director Megan Westgate: I asked Westgate if she felt certain GMOs were dangerous. "What evidence do we have that they ... Read more

Happy Earth Day!

[caption id="attachment_5524" align="alignright" width="300"] From the greenhouse to the chicken coop to the pantry, get tips and inspiration for your own non-GMO commitment.[/caption] While I certainly agree that "every day is Earth Day," I also never turn down a chance to celebrate something good. Earth Day is a perfect time to pause and reflect on everything we're already doing to support a sustainable Earth, and to deepen our commitments to protecting our one and only beautiful planet. ... Read more

10 Ways to Spring Clean GMOs Out of Your Home

You may already realize how critical a non-GMO diet is to the health of our planet—if so, good for you! Or you may be new to this issue and just starting to learn about all of the ways that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) threaten our soil, water, animals, insects and ecosystem at large. Either way, here at the Non-GMO Project we want to help you deepen your commitment to a non-GMO future. That’s why we created the Non-GMO Challenge for Earth Month. The Challenge is an action-oriented ... Read more

Growing My Non-GMO Garden

You may already realize how critical a non-GMO diet is to the health of our planet—if so, good for you! Or you may be new to this issue and just starting to learn about all of the ways that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) threaten our soil, water, animals, insects and ecosystem at large. Either way, here at the Non-GMO Project we want to help you deepen your commitment to a non-GMO future. That’s why we created the Non-GMO Challenge for Earth Month. The Challenge is an action-oriented ... Read more

Join us in taking the Non-GMO Challenge

You may already realize how critical a non-GMO diet is to the health of our planet—if so, good for you! Or you may be new to this issue and just starting to learn about all of the ways that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) threaten our soil, water, animals, insects and ecosystem at large. Either way, here at the Non-GMO Project we want to help you deepen your commitment to a non-GMO future. That’s why we created the Non-GMO Challenge for Earth Month. The Challenge is an action-oriented ... Read more