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derma e® Earns Non-GMO Project Verification for Skin, Hair and Nail Oil

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

SkinHairNailOil_0815[1]derma e®, the pioneer of vitamin-rich, high-performance antioxidant skincare products, is pleased to announce that its 100% USDA Certified Organic Skin, Hair and Nail Oil is officially Non-GMO Project verified. With growing concern surrounding the health and environmental effects of GMOs, derma e® is proud to support the shift towards a non-GMO lifestyle.

“derma e® does not use GMO ingredients in formulating any of its natural skincare products, yet obtaining Non-GMO Project verification helps reinforce our commitment to ingredient transparency,” says Jennifer Norman, Vice President of Marketing for derma e®. “Additional derma e® formulas are being vetted by the Non-GMO Project with the goal of achieving complete verification for our entire 90+ SKU product line.”

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. GMOs are living organisms whose genetic material has been artificially manipulated in a laboratory through genetic engineering. This relatively new science creates unstable combinations of plant, animal, bacteria and viral genes that do not occur in nature or through traditional crossbreeding methods. The Non-GMO Project verifies products in compliance with the Non-GMO Project Standard, including ongoing testing of at-risk ingredients.

ABOUT DERMA E®
Family owned and operated for over 30 years, derma e® has pioneered the development of vitamin-rich, high-performance antioxidant skincare solutions. The award-winning line features doctor-developed, consumer-tested and clinically-tested face care, body care and treatment products that are free of parabens, phthalates, mineral oil and petrolatum. Every formula is cruelty-free and 100 percent vegan. Manufacturing and operations are offset 100 percent by wind power. derma e® can be found in over 16,500 retail outlets across the U.S. with additional distribution in 25 countries internationally and on www.dermae.com. For more information, visit www.dermae.com, call (800) 933-9344, follow on Facebook at derma e® Natural Skincare or Twitter @derma_e.=

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Contact:
Jamie Andersen (for derma e®)
jamiea@lfpr.com
(949) 502-6200 ext. 210

New Limeco Earns Non-GMO Project Verification for Powerful Harvest Labled Avocados, Coconuts and Guava

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

UntitledNEW LIMECO, LLC is beyond pleased to announce that our Powerful Harvest Avocados, Powerful Harvest Coconuts, and Powerful Harvest Guava have officially become Non-GMO Project Verified. Reassuring our customers of our commitment to food safety, quality, and freshness. 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.

“Our Powerful Harvest label was developed to let consumers know how powerfully healthy these items are, and by earning Non-GMO Project Verification it gives added value to our items for the consumer,” says Doria Blonder, Sales and Marketing Director of New Limeco, LLC.

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. These experimental combinations of genes cross the natural species barrier and have not been proven safe.

New Limeco, LLC has been bringing the tropics to the consumers table for over a decade. We are a grower, packer, shipper, importer of a full line of tropical fruits and vegetables. We pride ourselves on Food Safety, good growing practices, traceability and our commitment to quality.

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Dori Blonder at 772.631.2085 or email at dori@newlimeco.com.

 

Josie’s Organics Products Verified by the Non-GMO Project

Monday, August 24th, 2015

UntitledBraga Fresh Family Farms announced today that 25 Josie’s Organics products have been verified by the Non-GMO Project, including products in every category across their full line of premium-quality, USDA-certified organic beets, radishes, broccoli, cauliflower, celery, herbs, kales, chards, lettuce and greens.

The Non-GMO Project is North America’s only independent verification for products made according to best practices for GMO avoidance. While Josie’s Organics have always been non-GMO, as are all products certified organic under the USDA organic regulations, Non-GMO Project verification enhances their USDA certifications by highlighting the Braga family’s commitment to sustainable farming, and adding the extra assurance of independent, third-party confirmation and transparency to customers and consumers.

“At Braga Fresh Family Farms and through Josie’s Organics, we have a responsibility to continue our family tradition — remember the past, be mindful of the present, and always look to the future,” stated Rod Braga, president and CEO of Braga Fresh Family Farms. “Sustainable farming has been our way of life for three generations, and the Non-GMO Project verification of Josie’s Organics products is a tribute to the way we have always farmed and will continue to farm in the future.”

Braga Fresh Family Farms has been growing organically for nearly 20 years, and has employed sustainable growing practices for nearly a century. The Josie’s Organics brand is inspired by Rod Braga’s grandmother Josie, offers more than 25 USDA-certified organic vegetables, and continues to grow with new products in trial on a regular basis.

Josie’s Organics products can be found in most Whole Foods, Central Market, Kroger, HEB and The Fresh Market locations throughout the U.S., as well as in many other grocery stores and supermarkets. For consumer information, visit the Josie’s Organics website, Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest pages.

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About Braga Fresh Family Farms:
Braga Fresh Family Farms sells organic and conventional fresh vegetables to the retail market under the labels Josie’s Organics, Fresh n Healthy, and Golden State Broccoli. Braga Fresh is part of the vertically integrated Braga family of farming companies, headquartered in Soledad, California since 1928 and still led today by third-generation farmers producing in California and Arizona. For more information call (831) 678-3835 or visit bragafresh.com.

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 nongmoproject.org.

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Barkley’s Mill on Southern Cross Farm Earns Non-GMO Project Verification

Monday, August 17th, 2015

Screen Shot 2015-08-17 at 12.00.19 PMBarkley’s Mill on Southern Cross Farm is proud to announce that their gourmet grits are officially Non-GMO Project Verified! This is yet another testament of their commitment to bringing their consumers the very best quality grits possible.

The Non-GMO Project is North America’s only third-party verification and labeling organization for non-GMO food and products, and Barkley’s Mill is extremely proud to be a part of such a coveted group. GMOs, or “genetically modified organisms,” are plants or animals that have been genetically engineered with DNA from bacteria, viruses, and other animals and plants. These experimental combinations of genes cross the natural species barrier and have not been proven safe.

Barkley’s Mill is a southern company dedicated to growing the highest quality heirloom Hickory King Dent white corn. We hand select each ear of corn three times before hand selecting the kernels of corn that go into our bags of Stoned Happy Grits! We grind our grits on vertical stones with a hydro powered gristmill as not to exceed temperatures that will cook out the nutrients and flavor our of our gourmet grits. We never use herbicides, pesticides, or any preservatives on our non-GMO corn. This helps us ensure the very best bowl of southern goodness from our farm to your table!

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Wet Noses Earns Non-GMO Project Verification

Friday, August 14th, 2015

500px-WN-LogoOrganic Treat Pioneers Verified by Non-GMO Project

Wet Noses Organic Dog Treat Company, a pioneer and leader in the organic dog treat segment, has earned Non-GMO Project Verified status for its 100% USDA Certified Organic treats. The verified status was awarded after completion of the Non-GMO Project’s rigorous review process for GMO avoidance best practices. GMO’s (genetically modified organisms) are organisms whose genetic material has been artificially manipulated through genetic engineering, which creates unstable combinations of genes that do not occur naturally and can contribute to allergies.

“Wet Noses‘ commitment to providing the highest quality treats for all dogs has driven us to be officially verified by the Non-GMO Project,” said Tim Stanton, Director of Sales & Marketing at Wet Noses. “Wet Noses has steered clear of genetically modified ingredients since day one, and we are proud to say that we obtained the verification with NO CHANGE to existing formulas or ingredients.”

Officially verified Wet Noses flavors will now proudly display the Non-GMO Project verification seal on packaging. Current verified flavors include:

  • Wet Noses Apple & Carrot
  • Wet Noses Grain-Free Crunchy Kale
  • Wet Noses Carob & Mint
  • Wet Noses Peanut Butter & Molasses
  • Wet Noses Grain-Free Peas & Carrots
  • Wet Noses Pumpkin
  • Wet Noses Sweet Potato

The Non-GMO Project offers North America’s only independent verification for products made according to rigorous best practices for GMO avoidance. The Project’s verified status is earned after an exhaustive examination of each ingredient, as well as each ingredient’s supplier and Wet Noses’ manufacturing facility.

Pet parents can expect to see these seven Wet Noses flavors proudly displaying The Project’s verification seal in early Fall 2015, with the remaining eight flavors expected to complete verification shortly after.

Visit Wet-Noses.com for more information and to view the complete Wet Noses product line.

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Wet Noses Organic Dog Treat Company
14341 Fryelands Boulevard
Monroe, WA 98272
P: 360 794 1901
F: 360 805 0216
Marketing@Wet-Noses.com

NATURAL DELIGHTS™ Earns Non-GMO Project Verification

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

NPF-Logo-Horizontal-Medjool-ClrNatural Delights, the nation’s leading Medjool Date brand, is pleased to announce that they are Non-GMO Project Verified, furthering their commitment to providing quality, fresh fruit for consumers.

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. Natural Delights Medjool Dates underwent a series of rigorous tests and audits to ensure that they adhere to the Non-GMO Project’s strict Standard for GMO avoidance.

“Consumers are continuing to demand transparency about their food and where it comes from,” said David M. Anderson, Director of Marketing for Natural Delights. “Natural Delights is happy to answer the call by working with trusted third-party organizations to validate our commitment to providing the best quality Medjool dates.”

Natural Delights will proudly display the Non-GMO Project Verification mark on its packaging, beginning this fall, coinciding with the 2015 crop harvest.

Natural Delights Medjool Dates, also named an official “heart healthy” food by the American Heart Association, are low-medium on the glycemic index and packed with fiber and potassium (50-percent more, by weight, than a banana) making them perfect for boosting energy, satisfying hunger and helping with muscle recovery. Their caramel-like taste, consistency and natural sweetness gives them an advantage over refined sugars in recipes and pre- and post-workout snacks.

For additional information, visit Natural Delights Medjool Dates on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram.

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About Bard Valley Natural Delights™ Medjool Dates

Caramel-like Natural Delights Medjool Dates are considered the best-tasting, most luscious dates in the world. In addition to being a good source of fiber, they contain no added sugar, are high in antioxidants and contain important vitamins and minerals, including Potassium, Copper, Magnesium, Vitamin B6, Niacin, Calcium and Iron. The Bard Valley Medjool Date Growers Association (BVMDGA), a consortium of family growers in the southwest, is responsible for more than 70 percent of the Medjool dates grown in the United States. Thanks to their efforts, Natural Delights is the top Medjool date brand in the country. For more information, including recipes, serving suggestions and nutritional information, go to www.naturaldelights.com.

Media Contacts:
Beth Atkinson
batkinson@dma-solutions.com

ORGANIX National Pet Food Brand Receives Non-GMO Project Verification

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

UntitledOrganic pet food leader ORGANIX has earned Non-GMO Project Verified status for its canned pet food recipes made with organic chicken. ORGANIX, the most complete line of certified organic natural food for pets made under the USDA’s National Organic Program, received this status for undergoing a stringent verification process that recognizes best practices for GMO avoidance in recipe ingredients.

“Just as people want to know what’s in their own food, we believe pet parents should care about what’s in their pet’s food as well,” said Mark Sapir, vice president of marketing for Merrick Pet Care, the maker of the Castor & Pollux ORGANIX brand. “We chose to pursue Non-GMO Project Verified status for our popular ORGANIX chicken canned recipes for cats and dogs so pet parents can easily choose pet foods that avoid GMOs and be further assured that what they’re feeding their pets is safe.”

The Non-GMO Project verification was achieved after in-depth audit of both ORGANIX ingredients and the company’s manufacturing facilities to ensure the company is meeting the highest possible standards for GMO avoidance. As part of the verification, 10 ORGANIX canned food recipes containing organic chicken will bear the Non-GMO Project Verified seal. Recipes include:

  • ORGANIX Organic Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe (for dogs)
  • ORGANIX Chicken & Potato Recipe (for dogs)
  • ORGANIX Grain Free Chicken & Potato Recipe (for dogs)
  • ORGANIX Grain Free Organic Chicken & Vegetable Recipe (for dogs)
  • ORGANIX Butcher & Bushel Grain Free Organic Shredded Chicken Dinner with Fresh-Cut Potatoes in Gravy Recipe (for dogs)
  • ORGANIX Butcher & Bushel Grain Free Organic Tender Chicken Dinner with Fresh-Cut White Potatoes & Apples in Gravy Recipe (for dogs)
  • ORGANIX Grain Free Organic Chicken & Chicken Liver Pate Recipe (for cats)
  • ORGANIX Grain Free Organic Chicken Pate Recipe (for cats)
  • ORGANIX Grain Free Organic Chicken Recipe Shredded in Gravy (for cats)
  • ORGANIX Grain Free Organic Chicken & Chicken Liver Recipe Shredded in Gravy (for cats)

Pet parents can expect to see the new cans bearing the Non-GMO Project Verified seal nationwide starting in Summer 2015 everywhere ORGANIX recipes are sold, including PetSmart, natural grocery stores like Whole Foods Market and Sprouts Farmers Markets, and online.

In addition to receiving this verification, ORGANIX canned recipes are also USDA-certified organic and made with 95 percent organic ingredients. Recipes include organic ingredients such as organic chicken, organic fruits and organic vegetables, with no added growth hormones, antibiotics or synthetic fertilizers. All ORGANIX recipes are made in the USA in an organically certified facility, and contain no ingredients from China.

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About Castor & Pollux

Founded in 2000, Castor & Pollux is a leader in organic and natural pet food. ORGANIX, the leader in organic pet food, was the first certified organic dog and cat food to meet all of the requirements established by the USDA’s National Organic Program. Other brands include Natural Ultramix natural dog food and Good Buddy dog cookies and treats. In April 2012, Castor & Pollux was acquired by Merrick Pet Care, Inc., based in Amarillo, Texas. www.castorpolluxpet.com.

About Non-GMO Project

The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit organization committed to preserving and building sources of non-GMO products, educating consumers, and providing verified non-GMO choices. For more information visit www.nongmoproject.org.

Media Contact:
Betsy Berger, Communications Manager
Castor & Pollux
bberger@merrickpetcare.com
847-865-9723

Daregal Gourmet Fresh Frozen Chopped Herbs Earns Non-GMO Project Verification

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

Daregal L+T NegVert 181012Daregal Gourmet is pleased to announce our Fresh Frozen Chopped Herbs have officially become Non-GMO Project Verified. This reaffirms our commitment to providing fresh, high quality herbs all year round.

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. These experimental combinations of genes cross the natural species barrier and have not been proven safe.

For more than 125 years, Daregal has been dedicated to growing and selling the highest quality herbs. Everything in the Daregal line is all-natural.

Daregal Fresh Frozen Chopped Herbs – Convenient, Ready-to-Use Chopped Herbs are grown in open fields, harvested at optimal maturity and quickly frozen to preserve color, flavor, texture and aroma. Our Fresh Frozen Chopped Herbs are available all year – Stays fresh in your freezer up to 36 months. Most importantly Daregal Fresh Frozen Chopped Herbs are 100% Herbs – Only the tender leaves – Preservative & Salt Free, Gluten Free and now Non-GMO Project Verified!

Make sure to check out www.facebook.com/daregalherbs and let us know your thoughts on non-GMO and what it means to you.

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For more information, contact:
Tamara Price
Daregal Gourmet
609-375-2312
tamara@daregalgourmet.com
www.daregalgourmet.com

 

Celestial Seasonings® Teas Receive Non-GMO Project Verification

Friday, July 10th, 2015

CelestialSeasoningsLogoNine Teas Earn Non-GMO Project Verification in First Wave of Certification, Including Iconic Sleepytime® Herbal Tea

Celestial Seasonings®, a brand of The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAIN), proudly announces that nine of its teas – including Sleepytime® Herbal Tea, the all-time bestselling item in the Specialty Tea category – have received Non-GMO Project Verification. This announcement is the first step in an ongoing process through which the brand intends to achieve Non-GMO Project Verification for all of its teas.

Founded in Boulder, Colorado in 1969, Celestial Seasonings was one of the pioneers of the burgeoning natural foods movement and virtually invented the herbal tea category in North America. In recent years, the brand and its parent company, The Hain Celestial Group ®, have been vocal supporters of “right to know on GMOs” initiatives around the country, including California Proposition 37 and Colorado Proposition 105.

“Celestial Seasonings helped start the movement towards better-for-you products more than 40 years ago, and Non-GMO Project Verification shows our continued commitment to our founding principles,” says Jennifer Stolte, senior director of marketing at Celestial Seasonings. “While we’ve previously avoided GMO ingredients in our teas, this third-party verification provides the total transparency in sourcing that today’s educated consumers expect from the brands they choose.”

The nine Celestial Seasonings teas that received Non-GMO Project Verification in the initial round of approval are Sleepytime® Herbal Tea, Chamomile Herbal Tea, Peppermint Herbal Tea, Roastaroma® Herbal Tea, Sleepytime Extra® Herbal Supplement, Morning Thunder® Black Tea with Maté, and three varieties from the brand’s Organic Fair Trade Certified Estate Teas line (available at Whole Foods Markets). The brand is continuing to enroll the remainder of its product portfolio for verification in phases.

For more information about Celestial Seasonings and its commitment to transparency in sourcing, please visit the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) section of the brand’s website.

Celestial Seasonings, Inc.

For more than 40 years, Celestial Seasonings, Inc. (a subsidiary of The Hain Celestial Group, Inc., NASDAQ: HAIN) has created delicious specialty teas that are good for you and good for the world. The brand currently offers more than 70 unique varieties of herbal, green, black, wellness, Rooibos and chai teas, as well as ready-to-drink beverages like organic Kombucha and tea lattes. Each blend is expertly crafted from the finest herbs, teas, spices and botanicals, and is presented in packaging adorned with the beautiful imagery and inspiring words that are part of the brand’s heritage. From calming and relaxing to refreshing and rejuvenating to everyday wellness support, there’s a Celestial Seasonings® product for any mood, any moment, any time of day. For more information, visit celestialseasonings.com or facebook.com/CelestialSeasonings.

The Hain Celestial Group, Inc.

The Hain Celestial Group (NASDAQ: HAIN), headquartered in Lake Success, NY, is a leading organic and natural products company in North America and Europe. Hain Celestial participates in many natural categories with well-known brands that include Celestial Seasonings®, Earth’s Best®, Ella’s Kitchen®, Terra®, Garden of Eatin’®, Sensible Portions®, Health Valley®, Arrowhead Mills®, MaraNatha®, SunSpire®, DeBoles®, Gluten Free Café, Hain Pure Foods®, Spectrum®, Spectrum Essentials®, Walnut Acres Organic®, Imagine®, Almond Dream®, Rice Dream®, Soy Dream®, WestSoy®, The Greek Gods®, BluePrint®, Yves Veggie Cuisine®, Europe’s Best®, Cully & Sully®, New Covent Garden Soup Co. ®, Johnson’s Juice Co. ®, Farmhouse Fare®, Hartley’s®, Sun-Pat®, Gale’s®, Robertson’s®, Frank Cooper’s®, Linda McCartney®, Lima®, Danival®, GG UniqueFiber®, Tilda®, Akash Basmati®, Abu Shmagh®, JASON®, Avalon Organics®, Alba Botanica® and Queen Helene®.  Hain Celestial has been providing A Healthier Way of Life since 1993.  For more information, visit www.hain.com.

©2015 Celestial Seasonings, Inc.  All rights reserved.

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Westmoreland-TopLine Farms Earns Non-GMO Project Verification

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

bitmaplogoWestmoreland-TopLine Farms is pleased to announce that their Gourmet Specialty Greenhouse Fruits and Vegetables have officially become Non-GMO Project Verified. This reaffirms their commitment to providing fresh, naturally healthy, high quality produce for all their partners and consumers alike.

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. These experimental combinations of genes cross the natural species barrier and have not been proven safe.

Westmoreland-TopLine Farms is a proud grower/shipper of high quality specialty greenhouse fruits and vegetables and their goal and mission is to help promote a balanced lifestyle by providing people with high quality products that enhance their quality of life through safe and healthy food choices. Westmoreland-TopLine Farms is family owned and supplies North America with specialty produce 365 days a year. Their promise to their customers is to keep providing them with produce they can enjoy with peace of mind.

TopLine Farms…Always Fresh, Always Flavorful, Always Grower Direct!…and now Always Non-GMO Project Verified!

Make sure to check out www.toplinefarms.com for more information on our products, and let us know your thoughts on non-GMO and what it means to you.

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For more information, contact:
Jimmy Coppola
Westmoreland-TopLine Farms
519-322-2351
jimmyc@westmorelandsales.com
www.toplinefarms.com