With new forms of genetic engineering like synthetic biology and gene editing now entering the marketplace, keeping GMOs out of your shopping basket is trickier than ever. To keep it simple, look for the Non-GMO Project Verified Butterfly—that’s your best assurance that a product has been produced according to the most rigorous standards for GMO avoidance.
Just as poor land-management practices are contributors to climate change, use of good on-farm practices can actually lead to climate change mitigation. The Q&A with Tracy Misiewicz of The Organic Center sheds light on how it’s being done. The food system is in an interesting predicament—it's a significant contributor to one of its own biggest threats—climate change. But fortunately, just as poor land-management practices are contributors to climate change, use of good on-farm practices can actually lead to climate change mitigation, says Tracy Misiewicz, the associate director of science programs for The Organic Center. Misiewicz leads The Organic Center’s creation [...]
Genetically modified organisms have expanded into headlines and onto dinner plates in recent years. We've broken down the history, latest statistics and legislative updates about GMOs, along with most common GE ingredients, up-to-date health information, and more. Click here to download the eGuide
I was 21 and on a clandestine rescue mission. Objective: Get chocolate. Target: The dumpster next to a local chocolate factory. Come nightfall, my college friends and I snuck to the dumpster. Inside, we discovered mounds of dark chocolate glistening in the moonlight—massive slabs that appeared to be fresh off the conveyor belt, studded with dried raspberries and chopped almonds. We shoved as much as we could carry into a bag and drove off. We tentatively took small bites, after carefully inspecting for rogue debris, and found that it was just as delicious as the brand’s pricey wrapped bars. A surplus [...]