So many people seem to think that The Non-GMO Project exists for some altruistic purpose. They just want consumers to know what’s in their food. They’re only trying to shine light on these ingredients. They’re helping moms make healthy food choices for their families.
But that’s all poppycock.
The real reason The Non-GMO Project exists is to turn a profit while demonizing a safe, important technology. Take a look at what the company charges for its “services”:
Meanwhile, they spread a narrative that runs contrary to scientific consensus. We know that the current GMO crops available are just as safe as their non-GMO counterparts. We know that biotechnology is capable of solving some pretty tough problems. And we know that these crops benefit farmers, consumers, and the environment.
So, yes, I get offended when I see that orange butterfly on one of my favorite products. I do my very best not to purchase anything with it. And I will continue to do so.
My sincere hope is that the USDA’s new standard for labeling “bioengineered” crops will diminish the market value of The Non-GMO Project’s label. And put these crooks out of business.