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Only 10% of groceries are
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When you donate to the Non-GMO Project, you’re building a more transparent, natural and sustainable food system that is better for people and the planet.

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What is the Butterfly Alliance?

We are a passionate group of changemakers that believes in the power of the Butterfly Effect, the idea that small actions can make a big impact. The Non-GMO Project is the only non-profit, third-party certification program working toward GMO transparency and Non-GMO food choices. We are on a mission to create a more transparent food system that is better for people and the planet. By joining us as a monthly or major donor, you can help us make a lasting impact on our food system.

The Chrysalis Community

Members commit to a monthly gift of any amount and receive special content and updates on our work as well as provide sustainable funding critical to our success.

The Monarch Circle

Philanthropic partners of the Project who commit to $1,000 or more for the year. Monarch members receive exclusive access to information and signature events along with naming opportunities and insider briefings with Project leaders.

Your Gift at Work

ResearchOur dedicated research team diligently tracks and monitors over 460 biotech industry companies, working with the world’s most comprehensive database on the development, commercialization, and proliferation of new GMOs.

EducationWe take everything we learn about the GMO landscape and make it publicly accessible, because you deserve an informed choice. Through education efforts like our monthly newsletter, blogs and social posts, 12 million North Americans are educated each year about non-GMO, organic, and regenerative food production.

Product VerificationWe’re the only third-party verification program for non-GMO food and products in North America. We created what’s called the Non-GMO Project Standard, a rigorous and consistently updated set of requirements by which we measure food and products in order to test for non-GMO compliance. Your continued support will add to the numbers of products we are able to verify, helping us bring more transparency and freedom of choice to our food system.

How We are Changing the Food System

For this movement to succeed, the path is clear. 

First, we effect a change in demand.

More awareness around the impact of GMOs has resulted in consumers demanding GMO transparency and caring about farmers' rights, food security, social equity, and the loss of biodiversity. Research shows that 1 in 3 shoppers prefer non-GMO choices, and over half of shoppers are willing to pay a premium for Non-GMO Project Verified products.

That, in turn, will create a change in supply.

With more consumers asking for non-GMO choices, we’ve seen an influx of Non-GMO Project Verified products entering the marketplace with over 3,000 Non-GMO Project Verified companies and brands, selling approximately 100,000 products labeled as non-GMO.

Which then will change food production practices.

We’re seeing farmers turn away from using GMOs in food production in favor of protecting natural farming practices. There are currently 16 million acres of non-GMO crops in the US, which makes up 8% of US commodity crop acreage.

Which ultimately means a more natural, sustainable food system for us and our planet.

When you choose Non-GMO Project Verified brands and products every time you shop, you're contributing towards changing the way our food is grown and made, creating a Butterfly Effect. 

More ways to Give

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“The Non-GMO project is so important because it gives consumers the knowledge to make informed decisions about the food they purchase and consume. The butterfly symbol lets people know that they are making a responsible choice with positive outcomes for their own health and the health of the planet. I believe the work that the Non-GMO Project does is critical in advocating for healthy and safe growing practices, while giving consumers important information about the food they buy and eat.”

Brian RuskBrian RuskFarm Wild, Monarch Circle Member

“I have been a conventional orchardist for the past 40 years and was one of the growers involved in establishing the Sterile Insect Release Program which was instrumental in the formation of a viable Organic Apple and Pear Industry in BC. I am a supporter of the Non-GMO Project because this group actually does something about maintaining natural food systems and further, does great work with limited resources on putting the GMO issue into the public sphere.”

Allan PattonAllan PattonChrysalis Community Member

"There's not enough transparency by governments and corporations to let us know what's actually in our food. That's why I support the Non-GMO Project in its fight for this transparency, because we all deserve to know exactly what we're eating - for our health."

Danielle JacksonDanielle JacksonChrysalis Community Member

We truly appreciate your support of our mission. Your contribution helps us continue to make an impact in preserving and building sources of non-GMO products, educating consumers, and providing verified non-GMO choices.


The Non-GMO Project is a tax-exempt nonprofit organization under the section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and therefore all charitable donations are deductible to the full extent allowed by law.