Monday, September 21st, 2015

Welcome, Nikki!

The 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 […]


Friday, September 18th, 2015

Welcome, James!

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 […]


Monday, August 31st, 2015

Expo East 2015 Events & Updates

Going to Natural Products Expo East? Drop by Booth #1148 to say hello to our team! If you would like to plan a one-on-one meeting with a member of our staff, contact them soon since schedules are filling. Whether or not you’ll be at Expo East, be sure to read our latest blog from Executive Director […]


Friday, July 24th, 2015

The DARK Act: What’s Next?

The House passed H.R. 1599 but the fight isn’t over yet. On July 23, 2015 the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1599 (275-150). This sweeping bill would prohibit any current or future state law requiring GMO labeling, while at the same time dramatically undercutting federal, state and local government oversight and regulation of GMOs […]


Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Seed Advisory Committee Nomination Process Now Open

The Non-GMO Project is re-forming a Seed Advisory Committee (SAC) to help provide guidance on standards development and engagement of this critical sector. We are seeking broad and balanced representation. The SAC will meet monthly beginning in the summer of 2015. Appointed members should expect to spend no more than 3 hours per month, including […]


Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Does the USDA really have a new non-GMO program?

There’s a lot of confusion circulating about a May 1st letter from US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. Portions of the letter went into media circulation today, and have been widely taken out of context and misinterpreted. The USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has long offered a “Process Verified Seal,” which, according to the USDA’s […]


Friday, April 3rd, 2015

Non-GMO Project Continues to Expand Verification Capacity

Participants can now choose from four Technical Administrators (TAs) The Non-GMO Project is pleased to announce the addition of two Technical Administrators to pilot programs for assessing products to be compliant with its Standard. Participants in the Non-GMO Project Verified program now have more choices when selecting a Technical Administrator. Where Food Comes From, Inc. (WFCF) and […]


Sunday, February 15th, 2015

Join the Non-GMO Project at Expo West 2015

We’re excited to see so many Non-GMO Project Verified participants in Anaheim this March for the Natural Products Expo West. Drop by our booth (#8527) to say hello to our team! Below is a list of events at Expo we think will be valuable to participants or companies interested in pursuing Non-GMO Project Verification: FRIDAY, […]


Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Welcome, Deven!

We’re happy to welcome Deven on board as the Non-GMO Project’s Administrative Assistant. Get to know Deven: From an early age, Deven has had a close relationship with food. Growing up on the Eastern side of Washington, her grandparents owned a small dairy farm where she would help her grandfather feed the cows, collect eggs, and […]


Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

Public Comment Period underway through January 22, 2015

The Non-GMO Project would like your input! Round 2 of the 2014 public comment period is currently open and will run for 60 days ending on January 22, 2015.


Friday, November 14th, 2014

Non-GMO Month 2014 a Resounding Success

Continuing in the spirit of growing awareness and impactful change, 2014’s Non-GMO Month was celebrated by more people from all levels of the food supply chain. Increased participation by shoppers, retailers and brands was evident across all of North America. Here at the Non-GMO Project, we couldn’t be more pleased with the amplified level of enthusiasm and passion, and we […]


Thursday, November 6th, 2014

The More We Know, the More We Grow

Today, in light of the GMO labeling ballot initiatives that took place across the U.S., we reflect on the overall growth of an incredible people-driven, knowledge-building movement. If you had spoken to typical grocery shoppers in 2010, it is unlikely many of them would have heard of the term GMO (genetically modified organism). Fast forward four […]


Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Non-GMO Month 2014 Launches Oct. 1

Are you ready? Join the 2,200 brands and more than 2,000 retailers that are empowering consumer voice by celebrating Non-GMO Month 2014!  It’s October, and that means natural food stores across the U.S. and Canada are taking part in Non‐GMO Month, celebrating the public’s right to choose food and products that do not contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs). […]


Friday, September 12th, 2014

Join the Non-GMO Project at Expo East 2014

We’re excited to see all of our participants in Baltimore this September for the Natural Products Expo East. Drop by our booth (#1148) to say hello to our team! Below is a list of events at Expo we will be attending or think will be valuable to participants or companies interested in pursuing Non-GMO Project Verification. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER […]


Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Welcome, Desirae!

We are excited to have Desirae Hill join the Non-GMO Project as Marketing Associate! Desirae draws insight from her experience working for large retail organizations, small manufacturing companies, nonprofits, and consulting. While she holds a B.A. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing, and a technical degree in Visual Communications, Desirae’s career is an […]


Friday, August 15th, 2014

Welcome, Joyce!

Joyce de Brevannes comes to the Non-GMO Project with decades of experience in marketing  and communications for both the non-profit and for profit sectors. She began her career in  the entertainment industry, working for  DreamWorks, Paramount and Warner Bros. Believing that she should be of service, she  began looking for jobs with purpose and served […]


Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Non-GMO Project Expands Verification Capacity

Public Demand for Non-GMO Choices Drives Growth in Program Administration With more than 20,000 Non-GMO Project Verified products representing well over $7 Billion in annual sales, demand for the iconic butterfly label continues to surpass projections. In response, the Non-GMO Project has trained additional certification bodies to serve as Technical Administrators for its Product Verification […]


Friday, June 27th, 2014

Meet a Supporting Retailer!

Across North America, retailers that sell Non-GMO Project Verified products are playing a huge role in the non-GMO movement. Teaming up with retailers that support the mission of the Non-GMO Project is central to the work we do. Once products earn Non-GMO Project Verification, we work to make sure shoppers know what the seal means and why choosing non-GMO […]


Thursday, June 19th, 2014

11 Tips for Non-GMO Summer Skin Care

As BBQs, swimming, gardening and recreational adventures ramp up for the summer season, consider what this extra outdoor time means for the largest organ of the human body—your skin! Since warm weather is right around the corner for much of the country, the Non-GMO Project has reached out to the skin experts for ideas on how to keep your […]


Friday, May 16th, 2014

Welcome Heather!

Heather grew up traveling all over the world, though she considers her home to be the Pacific Northwest region. As a result of that global education she has a tireless interest in global issues of resource access and education and how individuals and institutions can change to create better opportunities for everyone. The other result […]


Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Non-GMO Challenge 2014 Wrap Up

Thanks to everyone for participating in the 2014 Non-GMO Challenge! This year was full of buzz and we saw record engagement. We received so many good entries this year that it was hard to choose between all of them, and it is clear consumers want and are making change in their communities. Check out the entire gallery of […]


Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Happy Planting: Grow a Non-GMO Garden!

Happy Earth Day! One of the most rewarding ways to eat non-GMO and the best way to know exactly where your food comes from is to grow your own food. Many of us here at the Non-GMO Project are avid gardeners, from large permaculture homesteads to square foot gardens in tiny yards in town to […]


Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Celebrate Spring with Seasonal Gifts and Recipes!

Spring has sprung and there are so many seasonal holidays to celebrate! What could be better than non-GMO gift baskets showcasing the season? For a perfect seasonal gift for family and friends, try filling a festive basket with Non-GMO Project Verified products, like this:                         […]


Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Kitchen Sprouting with High Mowing Seeds

Sprouting seeds for eating and cooking is all the rage these days. While seeds evolved to resist digestion by animals, the sprouting process unlocks nutrients and makes the plant proteins, fatty acids and vitamins bioavailable by turning off the enzyme blockers seeds have for protection. Tom Stearns, owner and founder of High Mowing Seeds, spoke […]


Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Are you ready for the Non-GMO Challenge?

Celebrate Earth Month in April by taking part in the Non-GMO Challenge! The Non-GMO Challenge is your opportunity to make a meaningful non-GMO commitment. For some people this may be a non-GMO meal once a week, for others it could striving to eat non-GMO the entire month of April. Whatever your commitment the Non-GMO Project […]


Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Welcome, Kara!

We are pleased to welcome Kara Swanson to our growing team in the position of Office Manager. Kara’s experience offers much needed support for our entire staff, and we’re thrilled to have her onboard as employee number 10! Kara was born in Coos Bay, Oregon and recalls fond childhood memories living on their family hobby […]


Thursday, February 20th, 2014


We’re excited to see all of our participants in Anaheim this March for the Natural Products Expo West. Drop by our booth (#2327) to say hello to our team! If you would like to schedule a one-on-one with a member of our staff, please reach out soon as meeting times are limited. Below are a […]


Monday, February 10th, 2014

Tips for Eating Non-GMO from Leading Food Experts and Activists

With more than 15,000 products Non-GMO Project Verified, it is now easier than ever to eat non-GMO. However, as we all know, keeping our diets clean and healthy takes commitment, particularly when we are are juggling all of the demands of everyday life. We asked leading food experts and activists, many of whom are the […]


Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

Top 10 Non-GMO Achievements of 2013

2013 was a year of great progress for the non-GMO movement. Landmark efforts for mandatory labeling at home and abroad helped catapult the GMO issue into the mainstream, and consumer demand for non-GMO choices was off the charts. So much in fact, it was difficult to keep this list to just 10 items. Is there […]


Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

FDA Moves to Finalize Guidance on Voluntary GMO Labeling

Earlier this year, the FDA announced plans to finalize guidance on “Voluntary Labeling Indicating Whether Foods Have or Have Not Been Developed Using Bioengineering” (see 4.1.11 in the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) Plan for Program Priorities, 2013-2014). Given that the last draft of the guidance was issued nearly 13 years ago, […]