Category: Blog

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

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

At the Natural Products Expo West Celebrating 5 Years

Reflections from Executive Director Megan Westgate (plus video and photos!) Five years ago, in March 2007 at the Natural Products Expo West, we officially launched the Non-GMO Project. I was given the opportunity to be on a non-GMO panel, and I presented the crowd of retailers and manufacturers with our idea for a non-GMO verification and labeling program. In all honesty, the response at that time was lukewarm. While a few dedicated companies offered support immediately (including Eden Foods,... Read more

Worth A Second Look: Monsanto’s GMO Corn Linked To Organ Failure

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve noticed the resurgence of a 2010 Huffington Post blog reviewing a study on GMO consumption and mammalian health. Conducted by the International Journal of Biological Sciences, the study shows major flaws in Monsanto’s interpretation of its own data from a 90-day feeding trial. After seeing the post over and over on Facebook and Twitter, I got curious about it. Should we share it on the Non-GMO Project Facebook page again, even though it’s two years ol... Read more

Happy Holidays!

[caption id="attachment_4751" align="alignright" width="300"] From L to R (Top Row) Program Assistant Dede, Dede's partner Rob, Outreach Coordinator Chris, Communications Manager Courtney, my husband Noah; (Bottom Row) New Intern John, puppy Bodhi, Courtney's daughter Sophia, me and the kitty.[/caption] What an amazing year this has been! As you can see from the big smiles at our recent holiday potluck, we’re feeling joyful here at the Non-GMO Project. All the great food we’ve been sha... Read more

A Non-GMO Project Thanksgiving

[caption id="attachment_4497" align="alignright" width="193"] November sunset in Squalicum Valley, near Westgate's and Pineau's homes[/caption] Here in the far corner of Northwestern Washington, fall is beginning its transition into winter--the leaves are falling, the rains have begun, and the mountains are now blanketed in snow. Although winter is quickly approaching, the mild nature of our climate (yes, lots of rain, but mild nonetheless) means that the harvest is still coming in. And what ... Read more

On the Road with the Non-GMO Project and Ms. Janelle Monáe

Sometimes life sends an unexpected opportunity to your door and all you can do is welcome it with a big “YES!” just to find out where it will take you. That’s how I found myself cruising the country this fall, riding in a rock star bus with the Non-GMO Project, Silk Soymilk, Janelle Monáe and the Campus Consciousness Tour (CCT). In some ways, the experience was not too far off from my normal life—green events, love for travel, and great music—but in reality life on tour is an experien... Read more

An Idea Whose Time Has Come

“You can resist an invading army; you cannot resist an idea whose time has come.” - Victor Hugo It was almost exactly two months ago that I began my work as Communications Manager with the Non-GMO Project. What I have seen over the past eight weeks is nothing less than mind blowing. The Non-GMO Project is a small organization, but our impact is mighty. Our strength comes from the sheer size and commitment of the global network of people and organizations that we work with on a daily basis ... Read more

Clarification in Response to Cornucopia Report

The Cornucopia Institute’s recent “Cereal Crimes” report contains some potentially confusing information about the Non-GMO Project, which we would like to address. The report states that: “Furthermore, the Non-GMO Project, which ‘enrolls’ products before it verifies them as being non-GMO, may give consumers a false sense of security. Our test results reveal that several ‘enrolled’ products were in fact made with GE ingredients." It is absolutely true that we enroll products... Read more