The Standard Committee (“SC”) exists to oversee development of the Non-GMO Project Standard. Revisions proposed by the SC are reviewed and voted upon by the Board of Directors, which holds final decision-making authority. The SC is responsible for addressing all comments received in recommendations made to the Board.
Structure: The SC is comprised of representatives from the following areas:
- Four (4) technical advisors, who collectively represent a diverse array of concerns, and who are each highly versed in the type of technical issues addressed in the Non-GMO Project Standard.
- One (1) additional representative, who is well positioned to represent consumer advocacy and/or policy perspectives (this individual may be a TAB or Communications Committee member, but does not have to be either).
- One (1) representative from the Project’s technical advisory firm (currently FoodChain Global Advisors).
- The Executive Director of the Non-GMO Project, who also serves as the facilitator of this group.
Current SC Members Include:Beth Unger, Organic Valley
Chuck Benbrook, The Organic Center
Trudy Bialic, PCC Natural Markets
David Gould, IFOAM
Sandy Kepler, FoodChain Global Advisors
Megan Westgate, Non-GMO Project (non-voting)