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Kreamer Feed Earns Non-GMO Project Verification

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Nature's Best Organic Feeds logoKreamer Feed, Inc., one of the nation’s leading providers of premium animal feeds, is proud to announce that its Nature’s Best Organic Feeds are now Non-GMO Project Verified. The Non-GMO Project is North America’s only independent verification for products made according to best practices for GMO avoidance.

President Jason Robinson explains, “For a variety of reasons, people require more transparency about the products they encounter and the food they consume than ever before. Many people have begun to take control of their own food chain.  That control encompasses everything from growing their own vegetables to raising their own livestock for eggs or milk. With this partnership, Kreamer Feed continues its commitment to sustainable agriculture and our community.”

Healthy eating begins with conscientious farming and quality feed – that is why a Non-GMO Project Verification is one of the many criteria important to Kreamer Feed. Their focus on quality control standards ensures consistency in every ounce of premium feed they produce. Founded in 1947 by George W. Robinson, this family-owned company has been a dynamic player in the agricultural industry for nearly 70 years. The Robinson family’s commitment to excellence has played a vital role in the organization’s success over decades and continues to grow under third generation management.

The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit organization committed to preserving and building the non-GMO food supply, educating consumers, and providing verified non-GMO choices. Kreamer Feed’s Non-GMO Project Verified Products are available through Nature’s Best variety of feed for broilers, layers, swine, dairy livestock, goats, sheep, and turkeys.  More information about the organization can be found at


Courtney Robinson, Marketing and Communications Kreamer Feed, Inc.
(570) 374-8148

Rodgers’® Puddings Earns Non-GMO Project Verification

Monday, October 12th, 2015

Rodgers' Banana Pudding FillingRodgers’ Puddings is pleased to announce that their Kosher Certified flagship product, Rodgers’ Banana Pudding Filling, is Non-GMO Project Verified. Rodgers’ Puddings also intends to achieve Non-GMO Project Verification for their other refrigerated line puddings, Guava, Coconut, and Blueberry, which are made with organic, grass-fed milk and are Kosher and Halal certified.

The Non-GMO Project is North America’s only third-party verification and labeling organization for non-GMO food and products. GMOs, or “genetically modified organisms,” are plants or animals that have been genetically engineered with DNA from bacteria, viruses, and other animals and plants. Rodgers’ Banana Pudding Filling underwent a series of rigorous tests and audits to ensure that they adhere to the Non-GMO Project’s strict Standard for GMO avoidance.

“We believe that consumers have the right to know what is in their food. Earning Non-GMO Project verification helped to validate our commitment” said Reggie Rodgers, co-owner of Rodgers’ Puddings. With our banana pudding filling, a banana pudding dessert can be made in minutes. Just open, stir, pour and spread over your bananas and wafers. That’s it… just that simple! Our banana pudding filling can also be used as a base for milkshakes, smoothies and as an ingredient to enhance crepes, tarts, oatmeal, etc. It is entirely up to you….expand your horizon by expanding your palate.


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St. Charles Trading earns Non-GMO Project Verification Status within their two private label brands, Tuscanne Brands, and Batavia Mills

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

StCharlesLogo5-semi2St. Charles Trading, Inc. is excited and pleased to announce it has achieved Non-GMO Project Verified status within their 2 private labels, Tuscanne Brands and Batavia Mills.

Tuscanne Brands comprises high quality savory ingredients sourced from the best suppliers around the world. Each ingredient has been scouted to find the perfect combination where quality and best value come to the table worldwide. Our newly Non-GMO Project Verified products include:

  1. Cilantro Flakes
  2. Green Bell Pepper
  3. Okra, Freeze Dried
  4. Red Bell Pepper
  5. White Pepper, 60 mesh

Batavia Mills is your one stop shop for all things bakery. Our ingredients have exceptional characteristics from functionality to flavor impact. Our first Non-GMO Project Verified product:

  1. Desiccated Coconut, Medium.

Each brand offering verified products are produced in compliance with the Non-GMO Project Standard—that means we must follow rigorous best practices for GMO avoidance, including segregation and traceability to prevent contamination. The Non-GMO Project offers North America’s only independent verification for products made according to rigorous best practices for GMO (genetically modified organisms) avoidance. We are committed to giving our customers the option to choose non-GMO ingredients for their products.

As we continue to expand our Non-GMO Project listings, please check back regularly to track our progress, using the links below:

Tuscanne Brands Non-GMO Project Verified products

Batavia Mills Non-GMO Project Verified products

St. Charles Trading, Inc. is a global supply chain solutions provider specializing in food ingredients distribution since 1984. We will provide your company with a competitive marketplace advantage through worldwide sourcing, market anticipation, strategic positioning, ingredient substitution recommendations, ingredient trend identification and supply chain integrity.

For more information about our company, please visit our website:

GF Harvest Earns Non-GMO Project Verification on their Gluten-Free Oat Products.

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

GF Harvest LogoThe team at GF Harvest is proud to announce that we have now achieved Non-GMO Project Verification on our gluten-free oat products. Providing safe foods for families has been our goal from the very beginning. This is just one more way to for us to be certain we are serving high-quality, safe products to our customers. We are excited to promote the Non-GMO lifestyle, and offer our customers the peace of mind that all of our oats have been approved.

Here is a list of our Non-GMO Project Verified Products:
–  Gluten-Free Steel Cut Oats (Traditional and Organic)
–  Gluten-Free Rolled and Quick Oats (Traditional and Organic)
–  Gluten-Free Oat Flour (Traditional and Organic)
–  Gluten-Free Groats (Traditional and Organic)

President and CEO, Seaton Smith says: “We are excited to again be one of the leaders in serving our gluten free customers. We enjoy the confidence and comfort of knowing that we have provided the best tasting and safest gluten free oat products for over a decade! We chose to invest the time and finances in becoming Non-GMO Project Verified to assure our customers that they can trust our quality gluten free oat products. In addition to our stringent internal testing, we are also inspected and verified by multiple independent agencies. As the only dedicated gluten free oat mill that is owned and operated by a celiac family, we understand the issues of being cross-contaminated. Our company motto is “Our Celiac Family Serving Yours” which means our number one product is service, and number two is our oats.  We hope this new verification helps anyone on a GF diet understand that this is not just a business to us, it is our lifestyle.” 

When tested, GF Harvest had no at-risk ingredients. Our verified products are produced in compliance with the Non-GMO Project Standard—that means we must follow rigorous best practices for GMO avoidance, including segregation and traceability to prevent contamination. The Non-GMO Project offers North America’s only independent verification for products made according to rigorous best practices for GMO (genetically modified organisms) avoidance.

Contrary to industry claims, GMOs have never been properly tested for human safety. We believe people have a right to know that the food they are eating and feeding their loved ones is safe. We chose to get our products Non-GMO Project Verified, because we respect people’s right to know what is in their food. We believe this verification offers the highest transparency about GMOs. With GMOs now present in more than 80% of conventional processed food, choosing Non-GMO Project Verified products is the most reliable way for your family to avoid GMOs.

About GF Harvest:
GF Oats is a Celiac-family run organization committed to serving Certified, SAFE, gluten free products, from field to dining table. We are proud to bring you our GF Harvest products. Our goal is that all families can find gluten free products they can trust. We personally know the severe reaction one can have if cross-contaminated with compromised products. Three generations of our family have Celiac disease and have remained on a GF diet since 1990. Thank you for letting us serve you. For more information, visit

About Non-GMO Project:
The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit organization committed to preserving and building the non-GMO food supply, educating consumers, and providing verified non-GMO choices under the belief that everyone deserves an informed choice about whether or not to consume genetically modified organisms. For more, visit


Shelby Kisgen
Business Development Associate
GF Harvest/Canyon Oats
Toll Free: 888.941.9922

GLG Announces Full Non-GMO Project Verification Across its Natural zero-calorie Sweetener Portfolio

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

image014GLG Life Tech Corporation (TSX: GLG) (“GLG” or the “Company”), a global leader in the agricultural and commercial development of high-quality zero-calorie natural sweeteners, is pleased to announce that GLG has recently received Non-GMO Project Verification across both their stevia and monk fruit (also known as luo han guo) natural zero-calorie sweetener product lines. 

For over a decade, GLG has offered food and beverage companies, and their customers, great tasting natural zero-calorie sweeteners with an emphasis on quality and sustainability. It has done so through full vertical integration, strong partnerships with farmers and a commitment to improving the communities in which GLG operates.

In an effort to further GLG’s commitment to serving our customers’ evolving needs while also demonstrating GLG’s social responsibility, GLG made achieving Non-GMO Project Verification a focus for 2015. Brian Meadows, President and CFO of GLG, remarked that “we are thrilled to have achieved this milestone, as this verification will provide more food and beverage companies, and their consumers, the opportunity to enjoy the benefits and improved taste profile of GLG’s natural zero-calories sweeteners in new products launching around the world.”

The Non-GMO Project provides North America’s only independent verification to ensure that non-GMO products are produced according to rigorous best practices for GMO avoidance.

GLG is also working towards Non-GMO Project Verification for its erythritol and organic erythritol.

About GLG Life Tech Corporation

GLG Life Tech Corporation is a global leader in the supply of high-purity zero calorie natural sweeteners including stevia and monk fruit extracts used in food and beverages. GLG’s vertically integrated operations, which incorporate our Fairness to Farmers program and emphasize sustainability throughout, cover each step in the stevia and monk fruit supply chains including non-GMO seed and seedling breeding, natural propagation, growth and harvest, proprietary extraction and refining, marketing and distribution of the finished products.  Additionally, to further meet the varied needs of the food and beverage industry, GLG has launched its Naturals+ product line, enabling it to supply a host of complementary ingredients reliably sourced through its supplier network in China. For further information, please visit


For further information, please contact:
Simon Springett, Investor Relations
Phone: +1 (604) 669-2602 ext. 101
Fax: +1 (604) 662-8858


Nadanut® Non-GMO Nut Analogs Has Achieved Non-GMO Project Verification

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

NADANUT_NonGMO_LOGO_PANTONE-1Inclusion Technologies, LLC has just achieved Non-GMO Project Verification for their 100% nut‐free Nadanut® Non-GMO nut analogs. These clean-labeled products are based on stabilized wheat germ and expeller pressed oil with natural antioxidants and natural colors and flavors. The products are available in a variety of sizes and shapes and nut varieties such as Almond, Hazelnut, and Peanut.

The Non-GMO Project offers North America’s only independent verification for non-GMO products made according to rigorous best practices for GMO (genetically modified organism) avoidance. Verified products are produced in compliance with the Non-GMO Project Standard—that means ongoing testing of all GMO risk ingredients, facility inspections and an annual audit to ensure the highest possible standards for GMO avoidance. Chris Jansen, President of Inclusion Technologies, said “adding the Non-GMO Project Verified stamp to our Nadanut® Non-GMO line gives our product a higher level of credibility and assures the customers looking for this type of product that they are getting a product verified by the Industry standard.”

Inclusion Technologies will be showcasing the Nadanut® Non-GMO Project Verfified line at the upcoming Supply Side West trade show in Las Vegas on October 7-8 in the Ampak booth #2883.

About Inclusion Technologies LLC

Based in Atchison Kansas, Inclusion Technologies, LLC is a new ingredient and management company focused on investments and acquisitions in the food inclusion space. Through a planned “buy and build” strategy, along with planned strategic alliances, the company’s goal is to develop a broad‐based portfolio of specialty inclusions focused on innovative ingredient solutions and supported by superior customer service. We are currently looking to expand our worldwide broker network for product distribution in both Europe and Latin America. For more information on their strategy or to discuss potential Industry alliances or acquisitions, please contact Christopher Jansen at

About The Non-GMO Project

The Non-GMO Project, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, offers North America’s only third party verification and labeling for non-GMO (genetically modified organism) food and products. There are currently more than 33,000 Non-GMO Project Verified products from nearly 2,000 brands, representing well over $12 Billion in annual sales. Non-GMO Project Verified is currently one of the fastest growing labels in the natural food sector, and increasingly is an attribute sought by conventional brands as well.


Welcome, Nikki!

Monday, September 21st, 2015

Nikki Oleson, Non-GMO ProjectThe Non-GMO Project welcomes Nikki Oleson to the team as the Executive Coordinator, where she will offer behind-the-scenes, comprehensive support to the Executive Director and subsequently, the Board of Directors, various sub-committees and Non-GMO Project staff. In order to support efficiencies within the demanding schedule of the Project’s director, Nikki is tasked with the implementation of organizational structures that support effectiveness and productivity.

Nikki joins the Non-GMO Project team after serving as the director of an international massage school, where she fine-tuned her administrative skill set in a fast paced, multidimensional and demanding setting. She provides a driven and innovative perspective of organizational structure during this time of rapid expansion and growth at the Non-GMO Project. As demand for the “The Butterfly” continues to grow and the Project remains at the forefront of non-GMO verification, Nikki commits to working diligently to support the ongoing success of the mission of the Non-GMO Project.


What interests you about working with the Non-GMO Project – what about this opportunity caught your attention?

Having spent much of the last few years abroad, I was elated to come back to the states and see the expanded presence of the iconic Non-GMO Project butterfly lining the shelves of some of my favorite local, natural food stores. When I discovered that there was an opportunity to support the efforts of the Project, I immediately felt drawn to support a cause I have always believed in—sustainability of our diverse ecosystems and accessibility to non-GMO and organic food sources. The Non-GMO Project’s capacity to facilitate consumer demand into such a substantial shift within the food industry is an accomplishment I admire and find deeply motivating.  

How do you think your prior experience will help you in working with the Non-GMO project? 

Prior to my work at the Non-GMO Project, I was the Director of Operations at an international massage therapy school. During that time I learned the value of strategic efficiencies and intentional organizational policies. I learned that an organization puts its best foot forward when its members have support systems in place that encourage creativity, productivity, efficiency and solution-oriented outcomes.

What is important to you about the work you will be doing with the Project?

To me, knowing my day-to-day work will support the continued success of an organization that guarantees the availability of non-GMO food is one of the most exciting and important professional capacities I have had the opportunity to fulfill. As a health care provider, I am overwhelmed by the epic proportion of food related illnesses and questionable regulation of our nation’s food supply. For this reason, I believe it is imperative that a third party, non-government organization exists in order to provide transparency of where and how our food is sourced, grown and manufactured I feel incredibly fortunate to join the efforts to help preserve the simple and inherent value of unaltered food not only for the benefit of our global community, but also for the generations to come.

Welcome, James!

Friday, September 18th, 2015

James Schaberg, Non-GMO ProjectWe 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. James went back to school at Montana State University followed by Western Washington University. He also worked at six natural food stores across the northern U.S.

James’ passion for product transparency and a world free of human-induced genetic modification drew him to the Non-GMO Project. His background includes four years of volunteer non-profit work in Michigan and Washington. From his time in the natural food industry, James compiled a detailed knowledge of non-GMO products and our food systems from farm to table.

Out of the office, James enjoys spending time in the kitchen, forest hikes, and dancing with his family.


What interests you about working with the Non-GMO Project – what about this opportunity caught your attention?

I have a keen interest in food transparency and consumers’ right-to-know about the products they purchase. I was drawn to this opportunity by witnessing the Non-GMO Project’s achievements in providing individuals and groups the ability to make informed choices.  

How do you think your prior experience will help you in working with the Non-GMO project? 

The six natural food companies and cooperatives I worked for educated me about the non-GMO product industry, challenges and successes. In Michigan and Washington, I have held board positions with two non-profit organizations; these gave me insight into building community awareness and support. My aviation background enabled me to experience a multitude of work environments and challenging projects, which is a valuable asset in any career. I am thrilled to bring my skills and experience to the Non-GMO Project team.

What is important to you about the work you will be doing with the Project?

Our earth is the home to thousands of complex organisms in balance with one another. The genetic manipulation of one of more species by humans could have vast environmental impacts, while putting copious lives in jeopardy. The Project’s work is vital for our communities, since the mission enables people to become educated and aware of GMO products, ingredients and non-GMO choices.

Country Life® introduces Non-GMO Biotin at Expo East

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

PrintBrand’s longtime commitment to transparency and third-party certifications epitomized with new Non-GMO Project Verified supplements

Continuing its leadership in supplement transparency, Country Life® announced its first Non-GMO Project Verified products. The new non-GMO Biotin supplements will be featured at Natural Products Expo East, held Sept. 16-19 in Baltimore, Md.

“Our vision is to help you treat yourself well, whether you follow a gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, kosher, organic or non-GMO diet,” said Wendy Lucas, GM, chief sales and marketing officer at Country Life. “These new Non-GMO Project Verified Biotin supplements demonstrate our dedication to helping you make informed choices, so that you can live a healthy, happy, active life.”

The new Non-GMO Project Verified Biotin products will come in 500 mcg and 1 mg tablet format, and will arrive on shelf in fall 2015. Biotin is a water-soluble B vitamin that supports the formation of keratin – a building block for skin, hair and nails – and supports energy metabolism.* Country Life’s Biotin products are also certified gluten-free.

With a 40-year heritage in the natural health industry, Country Life has long been an advocate of transparency and third-party verifications, and boasts more than 500 products bearing certifications. This includes approximately 400 certified vegetarian, more than 240 certified vegan, 10+ certified USDA organic and more than 150 certified kosher products.

Nearly all of Country Life’s products are manufactured at its wholly owned NSF-GMP compliant manufacturing facility in Hauppauge, N.Y. The facility is also the first by a supplement brand to be certified gluten-free by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO), meaning all Country Life manufactured products are certified gluten-free.

The process of reviewing and verifying these Biotin products with the Non-GMO Project was about 18 months, and Country Life has a plethora of other supplements in the pipeline, awaiting verification.

Exhibiting at Expo East booth #5826, Country Life will also showcase its wide offering of glutenfree and non-GMO supplements such as BioChem® 100% Whey Sugar-Free Protein Coconut, Organic Folate and Papaya Digestive Support.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

About Country Life®
A pioneer in the natural health industry since 1971, Country Life® guarantees consistent products of the highest quality to help support your healthy lifestyle. The company’s Pledge of Integrity means that every product provided comes with a guarantee of high quality and purity in every bottle. Country Life® brands include: Country Life Vitamins, BioChem® and Realfood Organics®. Country Life’s NSF-GMP compliant, USDA organic certified manufacturing facility is based in Hauppauge, NY. For more information, visit, and follow Country Life on Facebook and on Twitter at @CountryLifeVita.

About Non-GMO Project
The Non-GMO Project is a nonprofit organization committed to preserving and building sources of non-GMO products, educating consumers, and providing verified non-GMO choices. Find out more at


Media Contact: Kohnstamm Communications for Country Life Vitamins
Rachel Jones-Pittier, / 651-789-1269
Kaila Przymus, / 651-789-1266


Ancient Harvest Products Receive Non-GMO Project Verification

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

AH_pri_c-01 (2)Many of Ancient Harvest’s plant-based, ancient grain products are now Non-GMO Project Verified

Ancient Harvest, the first brand to bring quinoa to the U.S. more than 30 years ago announced that many of its gluten-free ancient grain products are now Non-GMO Project Verified. To earn verification, products must be produced in compliance with the Non-GMO Project Standards – this means ongoing testing for all major GMO risk ingredients, facility inspections and an annual audit to ensure the highest possible standards for GMO avoidance are met.

“At Ancient Harvest, we believe our customers have a right to know what ingredients are in their food, and we’re proud to display the Non-GMO Project seal on our products,” said Jennifer Stolte, vice president of marketing at Ancient Harvest. “We’re already using the butterfly seal to identify our verified products online, and we’re currently updating our packaging to give our fans confidence about knowing exactly what is – and isn’t – in the products they’re choosing.”

The following Ancient Harvest products are now Non-GMO Project Verified with plans to continue enrolling products in the program:

  • All Quinoa Grains
  • All Quinoa Flour and Flakes
  • All Corn and Quinoa Supergrain Pasta®
  • Most Hot Cereals

For more than 30 years, Ancient Harvest has provided great-tasting, gluten-free, organic and non-GMO products that help consumers live a healthy lifestyle. Although rooted in quinoa, Ancient Harvest’s offerings have expanded to feature other plant-based superfoods, including amaranth, millet, beans and lentils. For a full list of the Ancient Harvest Non-GMO Project Verified products, visit

About Ancient Harvest

Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, Ancient Harvest was the first brand to bring quinoa to the United States and remains the premier brand of organic quinoa and ancient grain products today. For more than 30 years, Ancient Harvest has been providing health-conscious consumers with great tasting organic, non-GMO and gluten-free foods for the whole family. The brand is committed to innovation and delivering only the highest-quality, sustainably-sourced ingredients with a diverse line of ancient grain products, including quinoa, pastas, macaroni and cheese, flour, flakes, hot cereals and ready-to-eat polentas.


Danielle Davis
Linhart PR