Did you know that 80% of our food is genetically modified? The average American will eat about 30,000 GMO’s today alone. Yes, you read that correctly! October is National Non-GMO month, and it is my mission to inform you about the environmental dangers, health side effects, and future considerations of GMO’s in our food supply. Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s) are living organisms whose genetic material has been artificially manipulated in a lab through engineering. This organism is created by using a combination of plants, animals, bacteria, and virus genes that don’t occur naturally through traditional development. This basically means that our food [...]
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
The notion of whether you’re slathering your body with lotion using genetically engineered ingredients may not yet be high shoppers’ list if concerns. But is it an issue that will gain steam as both the natural beauty and non-GMO industries continue to grow? Absolutely. In fact, the Non-GMO Project recently told us that personal care is the fastest-growing non-GMO Project Verified category. Indeed, many cosmetics contain GMOs, and they’re often difficult to trace because of the various extracts and derivatives used in a single product. The most common culprits, according to Courtney Pineau, assistant director of the Non-GMO Project are: [...]