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 … Read moreThe World’s First GMO Salmon is Coming to America

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 … Read moreThe Non-GMO Project Standard Revision Public Comment Period Three is Now Open

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 … Read moreWhat’s so Clean about “Clean Meat” Anyway?

You Are What Your Animals Eat

You are what your animals eat—learn more about the importance of non-GMO animal feed and non-GMO eggs. Click to view the full-sized infographic. Thank you to our friends at NestFresh!

Americans Deserve Better than the USDA’s GMO Labeling Law

The USDA issued its final rule for the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard (NBFDS) today, to be published in the Federal Register on December 21, 2018. The Non-GMO Project is disappointed by the content of the final rule, which jeopardizes GMO transparency for Americans. The NBFDS demonstrates that only the Non-GMO Project provides the transparent… … Read moreAmericans Deserve Better than the USDA’s GMO Labeling Law

GMO Potato Now Classified as High-Risk | FAQs

This post was originally published on this siteGENERAL INFORMATION Why has the potato been added to the High-Risk list? The potato has been added to the High-Risk list of the Non-GMO Project Standard because a GMO potato variety is now “widely commercially available” in the United States. The Non-GMO Project considers crops and inputs to … Read moreGMO Potato Now Classified as High-Risk | FAQs

New GMO Soy Variety Enters the Supply Chain

This post was originally published on this siteIt has come to the Non-GMO Project’s attention that a producer of soy and soybean oil (Calyxt) is entering into contracts to sell a new high-oleic acid soybean variety developed with the gene editing technique TALEN. Though this TALEN soy variety does not contain transgenes in the finished … Read moreNew GMO Soy Variety Enters the Supply Chain

GMO Potato Now Classified as High-Risk

This post was originally published on this siteNon-GMO Project addresses supply chain risks caused by new techniques like CRISPR and RNAi Contact: Kristin Wheeler Phone: 360.255.7704 x131 Email: press@nongmoproject.org BELLINGHAM, WA—October 31—The potato has been added to the High-Risk list of the Non-GMO Project Standard because a GMO potato variety is now “widely commercially available” … Read moreGMO Potato Now Classified as High-Risk

It’s Alive: Spooky GMOs for Halloween

  Frankenfish The AquAdvantage salmon is the first genetically engineered animal available for purchase in North America. The mad scientists at AquaBounty Technologies spliced it together with parts from the Atlantic salmon, Chinook salmon, and the Ocean pout to produce a GMO fish that grows scary fast. The modified salmon is currently sold completely unlabeled … Read moreIt’s Alive: Spooky GMOs for Halloween

Patented Plants: What do GMO Patents Mean for Farmers, Researchers, and Consumers?

In part one of this blog, we learned that the world’s largest chemical companies use patents to control the food supply. In part two we explore what this means for farmers, researchers, and consumers. What Do Patented GMOs Mean For Farmers? When farmers choose to plant GMO seeds, they must first sign a technology use … Read morePatented Plants: What do GMO Patents Mean for Farmers, Researchers, and Consumers?

Patented Plants: What do GMO Patents Mean for Farmers, Researchers, and Consumers?

This post was originally published on this site In part one of this blog, we learned that the world’s largest chemical companies use patents to control the food supply. In part two we explore what this means for farmers, researchers, and consumers. What Do Patented GMOs Mean For Farmers? When farmers choose to plant GMO … Read morePatented Plants: What do GMO Patents Mean for Farmers, Researchers, and Consumers?

Patented Plants: Who Owns Our Global Seed Supply?

At the Non-GMO Project, we believe that by encouraging a non-GMO seed supply, we are supporting the restoration of traditional seed breeding and the right of farmers to save and plant their own seeds and grow varieties of their choice. It’s one of our most important principles. But why do we need to restore these … Read morePatented Plants: Who Owns Our Global Seed Supply?

GMO Feature: Soybeans

Soybeans are one of the most prevalent commodity crops grown in North America today. At 89.1 million acres, American farmers planted more acres of soy than any other crop this year. However, most of that acreage is not producing food for humans. According to the USDA, just over 70 percent of that soy becomes animal … Read moreGMO Feature: Soybeans