Understanding Biotechnology: What is a GMO?

This post was originally published on this siteThe Non-GMO Project Product Verification Program allows participants to submit products to be evaluated against the Non-GMO Project Standard. Participants must demonstrate that their products are not made with genetically modified organisms, including products of biotechnology. Products that demonstrate their non-GMO status in accordance with the Standard may […]

Organic and Non-GMO: The Gold Standard for Food

This post was originally published on this site We all love organic food here at the Non-GMO Project. Like most of our readers, we prefer not to consume foods that were produced with the use of harmful pesticides or chemical fertilizers. Some people are surprised to learn that the Non-GMO Project doesn’t test for those […]

That Watermelon Isn’t a GMO, But it Might Be a Mutant!

This post was originally published on this siteNow that summer is in full swing in North America, people have been asking one of my favorite GMO questions again. Let’s clear up a point of confusion: there are no commercially available GMO watermelons!  Like all living things, the crops we eat have chromosomes inside the nucleus […]

Does Mutation Breeding Produce GMOs?

This post was originally published on this site As we mentioned in our last post, breeding techniques don’t have to be low-tech in order to be non-GMO, but we hear from many of you that some modern takes on traditional breeding techniques don’t always feel completely natural. Quite a few of you would like to […]

Nuttee Bean Co.® presents FAVALICIOUS™: Snacks as they’ve never bean before!

This post was originally published on this siteA highly exclusive ingredient list, but an all inclusive guest list  MIAMI – (May 30, 2019) Since day one, the goal of Nuttee Bean Co.® has been to create clean-label snacks that can be enjoyed by anyone and everyone, regardless of dietary restrictions or food allergies. Excitingly, Nuttee […]

Technology and Crop Breeding: What’s NOT a GMO?

This post was originally published on this site If you read last week’s blog, you know that there is some ill-intentioned disagreement about what counts as a GMO. Consumers overwhelmingly rejected the first wave of GMOs, so biotech companies are mounting campaigns to convince the public that new GMOs aren’t actually GMOs. Meanwhile, these companies […]

New Standard, Same Butterfly

This post was originally published on this site The Newest Non-GMO Project Standard is Out Now! You already know that the Non-GMO Project is a nonprofit organization committed to preserving and building sources of non-GMO products, educating consumers, and providing verified non-GMO choices. We believe everyone has a right to know what is in their […]

NON-GMO PROJECT PUBLISHES STANDARD VERSION FIFTEEN

This post was originally published on this siteThe updated Non-GMO Project Standard offers North America’s most meaningful system for GMO avoidance Contact: Hans Eisenbeis Phone: 360-255-7704 x107 Email: [email protected] Bellingham, WA—July 26, 2019—The Non-GMO Project published the fifteenth version of the Non-GMO Project Standard today. The most rigorous standard of its kind, the Non-GMO Project […]

CRISPR and TALEN and RNAi, Oh My!

This post was originally published on this site You already know about herbicide-tolerant crops, Bt crops, and other types of transgenic GMOs such as the AquAdvantage salmon—we’ve been talking about them for years. If you have been paying attention to the news, you have probably heard a little about CRISPR and the newest wave of […]

NON-GMO PROJECT RESPONDS TO GMO WHEAT CONTAMINATION IN WASHINGTON

This post was originally published on this siteCONTACT: Hans Eisenbeis EMAIL: [email protected] PHONE: 360-255-7704 x107 Bellingham, WA, June 19, 2019—The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced last week that an unapproved variety of genetically engineered glyphosate-resistant wheat was found in an unplanted farm in Washington state. This experimental […]

Bee-cause It Matters

This post was originally published on this site It’s National Pollinator Week, a time to celebrate all the living creatures who help humans grow crops. The Non-GMO Project uses a butterfly logo because pollinators are important to our shared food system and because we recognize the many human-caused problems they face. All humans rely on […]

Got Milk? Then Be Sure the Cows Steered Clear of GMO Alfalfa

This post was originally published on this siteAlfalfa, sometimes called lucerne, is the fourth-most prevalent crop in the United States. At least 18 million acres of alfalfa are grown in the US each year—this nutrient-dense legume makes up a sizeable portion of our farmland. Meant almost exclusively for animal feed, alfalfa is typically cut, dried, […]

Don’t be Caught off Gourd by GMO Zucchini

This post was originally published on this site Zucchini, a delicious type of summer squash, is one of the lesser-known GMO risk crops. It is almost exclusively grown in the United States. There are only about 2,500 acres of GMO zucchini—that’s ten small family farms worth. While there are well over 200 different varieties of […]

It’s All Going to Pot

This post was originally published on this site Blame it on the Times You may have heard news about the Agricultural Improvement Act (commonly known as the farm bill) in the US and the Cannabis Act in Canada, both of which effectively legalized hemp and CBD. Despite these laws, the legal status of CBD as […]

The World’s First GMO Salmon is Coming to America

This post was originally published on this siteOn March 8, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) lifted its ban on the import of the genetically modified AquAdvantage salmon created by AquaBounty Technologies. The FDA initially approved this GMO for human consumption in 2015, but Congress required the FDA to halt imports of the fish until […]

The Non-GMO Project Standard Revision Public Comment Period Three is Now Open

This post was originally published on this siteAbout the Non-GMO Project Standard The Non-GMO Project is a nonprofit organization committed to preserving and building sources of non-GMO products, educating consumers, and providing verified non-GMO choices. This important work is largely accomplished through our Product Verification Program, the foundation of North America’s most trusted and meaningful […]

What’s so Clean about “Clean Meat” Anyway?

This post was originally published on this site You probably already know that the Non-GMO Project requires GMO testing all the way back to animal feed—it’s one component of our program that sets it apart from the new federal GMO labeling law and other GMO avoidance programs that don’t check out what animals eat. This is […]