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Bum Boosa Announces Non-GMO Project Verified Status For Their Bathroom Tissue

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

BumBoosaLogoBum Boosa® Bamboo Products, a leading brand in the USA to offer baby wipes and bathroom tissue made from renewable and sustainable bamboo, announced today that its 100% bamboo bathroom tissue has achieved Non-GMO Project Verification. Bum Boosa Bamboo Bathroom Tissue is the first bathroom tissue to become Non-GMO Project Verified.

“We are committed to providing safe, synthetic-free, tree-free, non-GMO products,” says Bum Boosa Founder Sonja Sheasley. “Non-GMO Project Verification is a significant endorsement that we want to share with our customers as they strive to make educated decisions about not only the food they consume, but also personal care products. We are currently anticipating Non-GMO Verification status for our other products as well.”

_DSC2649_bumboosa_©cesaralsinaAbout Bum Boosa Bamboo Products Bum Boosa has a total of three products: baby wipes, diaper liners and bathroom tissue made from 100% bamboo, and has established itself as an ecological-conscientious company with a commitment to constant progress and accountability in regards to safety, quality and practicing environmental stewardship. Bum Boosa’s product line is currently available at a number of independent natural product retailers, and pharmacies in the USA, Canada, China, and through online merchants in the USA such as,, Amazon, and Abe’s Marketplace.  Bum Boosa has planted 50,000 trees with Trees for the Future and is partnered with, whereby they offset 35 tons of carbon annually through various environmental programs.  Bum Boosa is proud to be a certified B Corporation and a nationally certified women-owned business (WBENC). Bum Boosa is also an active member of World Bamboo Organization with whom they work to accurately promote bamboo and elevate bamboo’s status as an important contributor to sustainable environment.


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Contact: Sonja Sheasley

Bum Boosa® Bamboo Products 508-539-1373 ext 5

BioTerra Herbs Achieves Non-GMO Project Verification on Entire Line of Herbal Supplements

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

bioterraherbs_emailBioTerra Herbs®, a California-based company passionate about clean and honest herbal products, showed its true colors this week with the announcement of its entire line of herbal supplements passing the rigorous and independent, third party Non-GMO Project Verification process!

“Non-GMO Project Verified affirms BioTerra Herbs’ passion and never-ending strive for providing only the best herbal products possible,” said Jerry Chou, CEO, BioTerra Herbs. “With this exciting feat under our belt alongside our time-tested herbal formulas and side-splitting packaging, BioTerra Herbs is now a triple threat. The entire line of herbal supplements that cover health issues consumers see every day, prove to be the healthiest alternative to supplementing a healthy, honest, and happy lifestyle.”

BioTerra Herbs’ product line includes:

  • Energy “boing” – boosts energy without stimulants*
  • Sleep “z-z-z” – relieves occasional sleeplessness and promotes restful sleep*
  • Snoring “shush” – reduces snoring, improves quality of sleep* and is known as a “spouse’s best friend”
  • Mental Focus “huh?” – boosters for mental clarity and supports concentration*
  • Digestion “belch” – reduces bloating & gas, and relieves stomach discomfort*
  • Vision “zoom” – promotes eye health and supports visual function*
  • Stress “gahh” – mastering everyday stress and is upliftment for men & women*
  • Immunity “zap” – supports immune system & response*
  • Detox “ahhh” – eliminates toxins, is a gentle internal cleansing and supports liver function*.

The Non-GMO Projectis a non-profit organization committed to preserving and building sources of Non-GMO products, educating consumers, and providing verified Non-GMO choices. The Non-GMO Project offers North America’s ONLY third-party verification for products produced according to rigorous best practices for GMO avoidance.

About BioTerra Herbs

BioTerra Herbs is a new (and, quite frankly, awesome) company that provides healthy, drug-free herbal supplements that are as active as you are. All products are strictly herbal, vegan, gluten-free and now Non-GMO Project Verified! These symptom-based herbs not only help your body’s natural healing process, but also help your quality of life and overall health. Learn more about BioTerra Herbs at and find them actively spreading the herbal love across social media! You can snag a bottle of your own online at superstores, & Pretty soon, they will be in a store near you!

Start living better by maximizing your body’s effectiveness… because it’s hard to climb life’s mountains upside down!

Life has hurdles… Go herbal!



Morgan O’Donnell

BioTerra Herbs

877.204.7793 x103

Dandies Vegan Marshmallows the First Marshmallow to Be Non-GMO Project Verified

Monday, June 30th, 2014

dandies_logoChicago Vegan Foods is proud to announce that Dandies Vegan Marshmallows are the first marshmallows to be Non-GMO Project Verified. An all natural, cruelty-free alternative to the traditional marshmallow, Dandies Vegan Marshmallows have been made in the Chicago area since 2009.

Chicago Vegan Foods worked with the Non-GMO Project for the past year to achieve an ingredient mix that keeps the integrity and deliciousness of the marshmallows intact. Each ingredient in Dandies Marshmallows was reviewed to ensure the entire product met the Non-GMO Project’s Standard.

“Marshmallows should be fun, not something with scary ingredients. That’s why we made Dandies delicious and non-GMO. We’ve never seen people so excited about marshmallows!” says Ryan Howard, President and Founder of Chicago Vegan Foods.

Dandies are the only campfire-style vegan marshmallow on the market and they are free of gelatin and corn. Produced in a dedicated dairy and nut free facility, Dandies are available in traditional size (made for s’mores and for roasting over the fire) and mini size (made for hot cocoa or snacking).

Marketing Director Dan Reed says, “This is the first of our products to be Non-GMO Project Verified so it’s a giant leap towards making all of our products Verified. We celebrated this achievement as we do every day, by making more marshmallows!”

In addition to being Non-GMO Project Verified, Dandies are also free of gelatin, dairy, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, gluten, fat, and corn, and they are also Kosher certified by the Chicago Rabbinical Council.

Dandies are sold at Whole Foods Market and other natural foods stores across the US, Canada, and select International markets. Dandies are also available for food service applications.

Chicago Vegan Foods makes cruelty-free foods for everyone. A small, tight knit family with vegan values, Chicago Vegan Foods would love to share their everyday fun foods with you at 

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Good, good whole wheat Shreddies now Non-GMO Project Verified

Friday, June 27th, 2014

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Post Foods Canada today officially announced that its Shreddies Original cereal has been verified by the Non-GMO Project, North America’s only organization offering third party verification and labeling for non-GMO (genetically modified organism) food and products.

The official Non-GMO Project seal on all packaging of Shreddies Original cereal, confirming the recipe and suppliers avoid GMO ingredients, will be available to customers at retail locations starting in July.

“We are committed to providing nutritious and delicious products for Canadians of all ages,” said David Bagozzi, Director of Marketing for Post Foods Canada. “Non-GMO Project Verification is an important endorsement that we want to share with our consumers as they continue to make informed decisions about the food they consume.”

The Non-GMO Project’s mission as a non-profit organization is the commitment to preserving and building sources of non-GMO products, educating consumers, and providing verified non-GMO choices.

“Having an iconic cereal such as Shreddies now Non-GMO Project Verified is a clear indication that Post Foods Canada is making a concerted effort to provide nutritious, non-GMO product offerings,” said Megan Westgate, Executive Director of the Non-GMO Project. “Post Foods Canada takes the choices its consumers make about food to heart and deserves kudos.”

About Post Foods Canada Inc.: 
Post Foods Canada Inc. is the manufacturer of iconic ready-to-eat cereal brands including Shreddies, Honeycomb, Sugar Crisp, Alpha-Bits, Shredded Wheat, Great Grains, Honey Bunches of Oats and other great tasting cereals. For more information, please visit

About the Non-GMO Project: The Non-GMO Project is committed to preserving and building sources of non-GMO products, educating consumers, and providing verified non-GMO choices. The Non-GMO Project offers North America’s only third-party verification and labeling for non-GMO food and products. Learn more at



For more information, please contact:

Dane Gergovich / Ginger Shewell
Media Profile / 416-342-1816 / 416-342-1802

Brothers-All-Natural awarded Non-GMO Project Verification for their Freeze-Dried Fruit Snacks

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

image001Their popular freeze-dried Fruit Crisps and new Fruit Clusters have earned recognition for being in compliance with the Non-GMO Project Standard.

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. GMOs, or “genetically modified organisms,” are plants or animals that have been genetically engineered with DNA from bacteria, viruses, and other animals and plants.

Brothers-All-Natural plans to have all of their products Non-GMO Project Verified in the near future. Currently, six of their freeze-dried fruit products have received the Non-GMO Project Verification seal of approval. These products include all varieties of the new Fruit Clusters; ™ Apple Cinnamon, Blueberry Apple, and Raspberry Apple, as well as three varieties of Fruit Crisps; Mango, Strawberry, and Banana. All of these products passed a rigorous, independent verification process that assures consumers the products have met the Non-GMO Project Standard to avoid genetically modified organisms (GMO).

The Non-GMO Project offers North America’s only independent verification for products made according to rigorous best practices for GMO avoidance. Our shared belief is that everyone deserves an informed choice about whether or not to consume genetically modified organisms.

Brothers-All-Natural fully supports the values and mission of the Non-GMO Project. “Our products are held to the highest standards and we believe in protecting the integrity and safety of the food we eat,” says Travis Betters, co-CEO of Brothers International Food Corporation. “Consumers should be aware of what ingredients are in the products they purchase,” he adds.
In addition to being Non-GMO Project Verified, Brothers-All-Natural freeze-dried Fruit Crisps and Fruit Clusters™ are gluten free, soy free, peanut/tree nut free, vegan, and OU Kosher certified.

About Brothers International Food Corporation
Brothers International Food Corporation is a privately owned food and beverage company based in Rochester, New York with offices in North Carolina, China and Ecuador. The company was founded in 2001 by brothers Matt and Travis Betters, whose family was involved in the processed fruit and vegetable industry for more than 65 years. In addition to supplying top-quality fruit and fruit juice concentrates to a number of Fortune 100 food companies, Brothers International is the parent company of Brothers-All-Natural, producing Fruit Crisps and Fruit Clusters, all-natural 100% fruit snacks, Harvester Farms freeze-dried fruits and vegetables for long term food storage, as well as Fruit & Oats, and Lost Vineyards, importing low-cost wines from little-known vineyards in Europe and South America.

Summeripe receives first in industry ‘Non-GMO Project Verification’

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Summeripe-300x100Mountain View Fruit Sales, the home of Summeripe® Ready-to-Eat fruit from California is the company consumers have come to rely on for consistently delicious stonefruit. Born from a partnership with the UC Davis Pomology Department, led by Dr. Carlos Cristoso, Ph.D., Summeripe® continues to lead the industry in growing, packing and conditioning stonefruit from select Central California family farms. We are happy to announce we are the first in our industry to be officially “Non-GMO Project Verified.”

“We’re thrilled to be on board with the Non-GMO Project. The relationship underscores our commitment to the consumer to provide not only a delicious eating experience, but a safe one as well,” said Mike Thurlow, owner of Mountain View Fruit Sales & Cold Storage. “We’ve always known we were providing natural produce to our customers, but this [verification] provides a clear explanation that leaves the consumer with no doubt what they’re eating and feeding their families,” Thurlow continued.

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. Studies increasingly show a connection between GMOs and an array of health risks and environmental concerns. While GMOs are labeled or banned in most developed countries, in the U.S. and Canada they are unlabeled and are found in nearly 80% of processed food.

“We’ve had calls and social media inquiries regarding the ‘GMO status’ of our products,” said Chad Cotton, Marketing Coordinator for Mountain View Fruit. “Consumers are looking more and more at not only where their food comes from, but also what its origin is. We’re excited to let everyone know we’re now Non-GMO Project verified via our website, social media outlets and on our product packaging.”

Purchasing Information
For more information about purchasing products from Mountain View Fruit Sales, please email or call (559) 637-9933.

About Mountain View Fruit Sales
The Mountain View Fruit companies were founded by three farming families in 1994. Their core focus was to deliver a true ripe, ready-to-eat piece of fruit to the consumer. Joining with like-minded local farmers of stonefruit, Mountain View broke ground on a modern, efficient cold storage and distribution facility located in the very heart of their Growers’ fields. With a new state-of-the-art conditioning & varietal development lab & test kitchen built in the spring of 2014, Mountain View’s Center for Sustainable Ag continues to lead the industry in innovative ways to deliver the best fruit to consumers. That core focus on flavor continues to this day with the premium Summeripe brand of conditioned stonefruit.

More Information
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Steve Trevino
4275 Avenue 416
Reedley, CA 93654
(559) 637-9933



Larry’s Southwestern Sauces Earn Non-GMO Project Verification Seal

Friday, June 6th, 2014

larryLarry’s Foods line of all-natural Mexican cooking sauces received its official Non-GMO Project Verification and will now bear the Non-GMO Project Verified Seal. Larry’s Southwestern Sauces include three flavors, Ranchero, Chipotle and Mole, all of which passed a rigorous, independent verification process that assures consumers the products have met the Non-GMO Project Standard to avoid genetically modified organisms (GMO).

“Consumers can rest assured that these all-natural, gluten-free, vegan sauces are healthy choices for preparing their favorite Mexican meals,” said Larry Sombke, a cookbook author and chef who developed the sauces for people craving the authentic flavors of Mexico and the Southwestern U.S.    “This non-GMO status paves the way for Larry’s Sauces to enter more grocery and specialty food stores in the United States, Canada and Europe,” said Sombke whose sauces are widely available in the Northeast and online at Abe’s and

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. The Non-GMO Project offers North America’s ONLY third-party verification for products produced according to rigorous best practices for GMO avoidance. The organization’s Standard requires that every batch of major risk ingredients used in a Verified product (example those derived from corn, soy, etc.) is tested before use and be below their action threshold of 0.9%.

About Larry’s Southwestern Sauces

Larry’s Southwestern Sauces are all-natural Mexican cooking sauces with an artisanal home-style flavor to make enchiladas, tacos, huevos rancheros, chicken mole, or to simmer with meats, beans and seafood. Larry created these sauces when he was a chef at a natural foods restaurant in the Midwest. Four years ago he began bottling the sauces and sold them in farmer’s markets and local grocery stores in upstate New York. Now, Larry’s Sauces are available in grocery, natural food, and specialty markets throughout the New York metropolitan area, the Hudson Valley, New Jersey, New England and everywhere online.



TeeChia Sustained Energy Cereal Awarded Non-GMO Project Verification

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

teechiaSanta Barbara Super Seeds, a division of Teeccino Caffé, is proud to announce it has received Non-GMO Project Verification for its new line of cereals, TeeChia Sustained Energy Cereal. In the cereal category, the majority of brands contain GMOs. Third party Verification by the Non-GMO Project is trusted by consumers. Some mass market cereal brands have self-affirmed the removal of GMOs but haven’t received the kind of response that they were hoping for. Pursuing verification via an external auditing process and certification is the latest testament to the company’s deep commitment to sustainability, organic agriculture and the non-GMO movement.

TeeChia is made from six organic super seeds, including chia, flax, quinoa, amaranth, ramón and pumpkin seeds, that are blended with certified gluten-free rolled oats and sweetened purely with fruit. The cereal offers a new approach to breakfast that is deliciously satisfying with no refined sugar. It is high in protein, fiber, omega-3 fatty acids and provides 28g of whole grains. A bowl of TeeChia is easy to prepare in under one minute making it easy to eat it in the office or during travels. Offered in two delicious flavors, Cranberry Apple and Blueberry Date, TeeChia helps people stay energized and full all morning long.

“Consumers have a right to know what is in their food so that they can make informed choices,” said Caroline MacDougall, founder and CEO. “We are proud to display the Non-GMO Project Verification icon on the front of our packages as it affirms our commitment and integrity to supplying our customers with the healthiest foods possible.”

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. The Non-GMO Project Verification logo appears on the front ofTeeChia’s packaging. TeeChia prides itself on providing superior foods that support the pursuit of optimal health and to inspire and educate its customers to adopt a balanced, healthy lifestyle by avoiding stimulants such as sugar.

About Santa Barbara Super Seeds Company: Teeccino Caffé founded Santa Barbara Super Seeds Company in June of 2012 to market TeeChia Sustained Energy Cereal. Teeccino Caffé produces Teeccino Herbal Coffee, the #1 brand of coffee alternatives in America, which has been marketed in natural and specialty food markets for 18 years. For more information about TeeChia, images or samples, please contact Kateri Wozny at 800-498-3434, by email at or visit



Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

urlFoodMatch is proud to announce Non-GMO Project Verification of 15 products in our efforts to continue to be an industry leader in providing authentic and responsibly produced olives, antipasti and ingredients. “Transparency is paramount in today’s food culture,” says Phil Meldrum, President of FoodMatch. “Receiving Non-GMO Project Verification and adding the seal to our labels is a decisive next step in actively listening and responding to what our customers value.”

To date, 30 sku’s of Divina, Organic Divina and Olivista retail products have been Non-GMO Project Verified, with many additional products expecting approval in the coming weeks. Verified products include:

  • Organic Divina: Kalamata, Pitted Kalamata, Sliced Kalamata, Pitted Green, Greek Olive Mix and Kalamata Olive Spread
  • Divina: Castelvetrano, Greek Olive Mix (Whole and Pitted), Kalamata (Whole, Pitted and Sliced), Olive Bruschetta, Cracked Green, Mt. Athos Stuffed w/Citrus, Mt. Athos Stuffed w/Garlic, Mt. Athos Stuffed w/Sundried Tomatoes and Mt. Athos Stuffed w/Red Peppers
  • Olivista: Arbequina California EVOO, Delicate California EVOO and Bold California EVOO


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, including segregation and traceability to prevent contamination.

Since 1996, FoodMatch has established itself as the industry leader in bringing all-natural, regionally authentic Mediterranean specialties to the American consumer.  Through the hands of our growers, we create great tasting, responsibly produced authentic foods that nurture community and enhance your quality of life.

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For more information about FoodMatch, Inc. and Olivista, or to schedule an interview with FoodMatch, please contact Brandon Gross at 212-244-5050 or email

High Mowing Organic Seed Company to Launch First Full Line of Non-GMO Project Verified Organic Vegetable Seeds

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

imagesHigh Mowing Organic Seed Company (HMOS) announced today that it is launching the first full line of organic, Non-GMO Project Verified vegetable seeds for farmers and gardeners. With over 90% of its varieties verified to date, HMOS’s entire line of over 650 varieties will be verified by late summer 2014. HMOS seeds are already Certified Organic.

The term GMO, or genetically modified organism, refers to any organism which has had the genes of a different species spliced into its DNA. This differs from traditional methods of plant breeding, where the breeder pollinates the plants by hand, moving pollen from one plant to another, and only members of the same species can be crossed to create a new variety. Genetic modification results in varieties that contain genes from two different species.

GMOs are not permitted under the National Organic Program, the federal regulatory framework governing organic food, and HMOS has never sold genetically modified seeds. As new GM crops are released to the general public, however, the risk of these crops cross-pollinating organic crops increases. HMOS has committed to Non-GMO Project’s independent verification to help reduce these risks.

“High Mowing Seeds has been a dedicated non-GMO leader,” said Megan Westgate, Executive Director of the Non-GMO Project.  “A non-GMO food supply is reliant upon non-GMO seeds, and HMOS has shown its commitment to preserving and building non-GMO choices by starting at the source. We couldn’t be more honored to be working with such a purpose-driven company.” HMOS has been offering their expertise on seed issues to the Non-GMO Project since 2008.

Both HMOS and the Non-GMO Project believe consumers have a right to know what’s in their food and should be able to make an informed choice based on clear labeling of food products and ingredients. 64 other countries around the world now require labeling of GMOs. On May 8th, Vermont passed a bill that makes them the first U.S. State to require GMO labeling. HMOS is dedicated to ensuring consumer choice and safety by verifying their seeds and adhering to a strict policy regarding GMO contamination.

“We have the remarkable opportunity to shape and steward the future of our seeds and help protect their purity for generations to come,” said Tom Stearns, founder of HMOS. “Non-GMO Project Verification enables us to take a detailed and systematic approach to preventing GMO contamination in all our seed production and handling. HMOS will continue to invest in collaborations like the Non-GMO Project, because organic, non-GMO seeds have to be the foundation of the healthy food system of the future.”

Located in Northern Vermont, High Mowing Organic Seeds has been a non-GMO, 100% certified organic seed company since its founding in 1996. In 1999, HMOS developed the Safe Seed Pledge, and the partnership with the Non-GMO Project further ensures gardeners, farmers and consumers can feel confident about the quality and source of their seed, as well as the food grown from it. 


For more information:

Contact Sophia Bielenberg, (802) 472-6174  x140, or visit

Click here for more information about the Non-GMO Project and to see the growing list of High Mowing’s verified seeds.