Data Drop

Non-GMO Project Data Drop – May, 2022

Watch for synbio ingredients! Why? Because customers are still shopping for non-GMO choices that exclude synbio. 65% of shoppers worry about the long-term impact of genetically engineered foods on our collective health. 60% of shoppers react negatively to the term synbio, which is why GMO companies are rebranding and using a host of other names such as “precision fermentation”  to appeal to shoppers and make GMOs sound more natural. 230+ = The number of companies usi... Read more

Non-GMO Project Data Drop – April, 2022

Who recognizes the Butterfly? Millions! 54% of North American consumers recognize the Non-GMO Project verification mark.1  Of those consumers: More than half say the Butterfly is important to them when making purchasing decisions. 88% are willing to pay a premium (up to 15%) for Verified products. 6-8% of those consumers are willing to pay a premium for Non-GMO Project Verified products over self-made claims.2 Non-GMO Project Verified + USDA Organic = The "Clean-lab... Read more

Non-GMO Project Data Drop – February, 2022

Who looks for the Butterfly? Millions! Shoppers prefer the Butterfly — 2 out of 3 consumers are more likely to buy products with the Non-GMO Project Verification mark. Showcase your non-GMO commitment — North American consumers say they seek out certifications when shopping more than 30% of the time. This is even more true for shoppers who prefer natural products: They spend up to half their time looking for certifications. Linkage Research September 2021... Read more

Non-GMO Project Data Drop – January, 2022

Non-GMO Trends: The rise of functional beverages Non-GMO Project Verified Juice and Functional Beverages grew 5% to $4.2B according to our latest Spins 52 week data! Plant based alternative beverages with the Butterfly are the 2nd fastest growing beverage category at nearly $2B up 7% Spins 52 week ending 10/03/21  ... Read more

Non-GMO Project Data Drop – December, 2021

Shoppers are curious about where their food comes from. 97% of shoppers who look for the Butterfly are curious about where their food comes from — and 60% of them admit they have more to learn!  66% of shoppers prefer in-store shopping, with more to come after the pandemic  Customers who look for the Butterfly spend up to 54% of their time in stores seeking out their preferred certifications.   Linkage Research September 2021   Make the Butterfly easier to find... Read more

Non-GMO Project Data Drop – November, 2021

Gain the in-store shopping advantage. Showcase the Butterfly — Here's the numbers! 66% of shoppers prefer in-store shopping — with more to come after the pandemic! Customers who look for the Butterfly spend up to 54% of their time in stores seeking out certifications — but a quarter of them have trouble finding their favorite cert marks. Make the Butterfly easier to find in your store to improve your customer experience. Linkage Research September 2021... Read more

Non-GMO Project Data Drop – August 2021

Who’s choosing the Butterfly? Meet the natural food shopper. Curious about today’s natural food shoppers? We were too! That’s why, last year we conducted a large research project to uncover their shopping habits and motivations. It’s no surprise that the Butterfly ranks as “very meaningful” with these folks--they seek clean, trustworthy products and brand transparency. Here’s the full data profile on these consumers. Get to know them! See the data Linkage Research Ja... Read more