NutraSource Diagnostics’ program for vitamins and supplements could mislead consumers
On Monday, NutraSource Diagnostics announced a new non-GMO labeling program for vitamins and supplements. Based on testing of finished products and ingredients, the program, called IGEN, has three tiers. In the absence of a published standard the technical details are vague, but the information available seems to suggest that the IGEN Program has critical shortcomings and could potentially mislead consumer... Read more
At this time 10 years ago, I was volunteering full-time to create a new non-profit organization called the Non-GMO Project. Our small group working on the effort had given up hope that government would ever give consumers the information they need to know about GMOs. Meanwhile, we saw that shoppers were increasingly concerned about GMOs and looking for non-GMO options. We reasoned that since there was a market for non-GMO, producers would create a supply for it—they just needed a system... Read more
When we launched the first Non-GMO Month in October 2010, our intention was to start an annual month-long celebration to educate the public and spotlight Non-GMO Project Verified choices on shelves. Now in its seventh year, Non-GMO Month has more than quadrupled in size. Nearly 2,400 retailers have registered in 2016 to support the Non-GMO Project’s mission of preserving and building sources of non-GMO products, educating consumers and providing verified non-GMO choices.
Thousands of br... Read more
The Non-GMO Project seal has been compliant with FSIS standards since June 2013.
The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced new compliance guidance on “how companies can make label or labeling claims concerning the fact that bioengineered or genetically modified (GM) ingredients or animal feed were not used in the production of meat, poultry, or egg products.”
For brands seeking the Butterfly seal or those who already have Verified products, this new guida... Read more
Wai Koko Beverage Company is pleased to announce their 100% Pure Coconut Water and Kona Mocha Infused Coconut Water have received verification from the Non-GMO Project, North America’s only third‐party verification for non-GMO food and products. Both beverages are available in 17.5 FL oz. and 8.5 FL oz. BPA free cans.
“We are very excited to receive our Non-GMO Project verification. Obtaining this was a natural step for us as we are committed to using only high quality real food ingredi... Read more
We are excited to have James Schaberg join the Non-GMO Project as the Administrative Assistant. James helps ensure operations run smoothly, provides IT solutions, and responds to the general inquires that the Project receives every day.
In 2005 James completed his AS in Aviation-Flight Technology from Northwestern Michigan College. He spent the next decade crisscrossing the North American skies as a commercial pilot—where he experienced the massive agricultural landscapes from the air. Jame... Read more