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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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:                         […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Holiday Spotlight on Non-GMO Project Verified Wine

With the holidays approaching and so many celebrations to plan, today we’re spotlighting a holiday favorite of ours: the first and only Non-GMO Project Verified wine on the marketplace, from Frey Vineyards! Katrina Frey, one of the owners, recently shared some of Frey’s story with me, and I learned so much about why organic wines […]

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Friday, December 13th, 2013

Non-GMO Gingerbread Houses Bring Childlike Cheer to the Season

Making gingerbread houses is a special tradition during the holiday season. Who doesn’t like the messy fun of building a magical candy village? My children certainly love it! They also love the opportunity to sample a taste or two of their building materials. By using Non-GMO Project Verified treats in place of conventional candy, I […]

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Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Inside the Making of the Non-GMO Project Logo

Have you ever wondered how the Non-GMO Project Verified seal was developed? As the Non-GMO Project begins its fourth year of tremendous growth both as an organization and in the number of verified products, we thought it would be fun to reflect on the life of our logo and seal artwork. Deutsch Design Works (DDW) […]

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Monday, December 2nd, 2013

Public Comment Period Extended

DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND, THE CURRENT PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD HAS BEEN EXTENDED BY TWO WEEKS; THE DEADLINE IS NOW 12/18 INSTEAD OF 12/4. Since 2007, ongoing public comment periods have been an important mechanism for keeping the Non-GMO Project Standard current and consensus-based. The current comment period focuses on proposed changes and questions resulting from […]

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Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Celebrate a Non-GMO Thanksgiving

Happy holiday season! This is when food truly gets fun. You probably agree that there’s nothing celebratory about GMOs. That’s why we’re offering 4 resources to help you keep GMO ingredients out of your grocery cart and off of your Thanksgiving table. Our family at the Non-GMO Project is wishing you and your loved ones […]

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Monday, November 4th, 2013

Public Comment Period Now Underway

Since 2007, ongoing public comment periods have been an important mechanism for keeping the Non-GMO Project Standard current and consensus-based. The current comment period focuses on proposed changes and questions resulting from the spring 2013 public comment period, which ran from April 30, 2013 through June 30, 2013. The Standards Committee will be accepting comments […]

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Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Non-GMO Project Moves to Expand Verification Capabilities

Sales of Non-GMO Project Verified products have gone from $0 in 2010 (when the label launched) to over $3.5 billion just three years later. Consumer concern about GMOs and demand for non-GMO products has made “Non-GMO Project Verified” one of the most sought-after labels in the natural products industry, and the market is responding strongly. […]

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Monday, September 9th, 2013

Welcome, Caroline!

The Non-GMO Project welcomes Caroline Kinsman to the team as the new Communications Manager. In this role, Caroline will provide information to media contacts, support marketing and awareness campaigns during national Non-GMO Month events (October), and launch new platforms for consumer education and engagement. Caroline joins the team at a critical point of growth for […]

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Monday, July 29th, 2013

Welcome, Aaron!

When Aaron came on board with the Non-GMO Project this month as Product Verification Program Manager, it brought our staff up to eight — we have doubled in size in less than a year! And with more enrollments than ever and breaking the mark of 10,000 Non-GMO Project Verified products, his expertise, skills and management […]

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Monday, July 1st, 2013

Celebrate Independence Day the Non-GMO Way!

Summer is officially here and that means it is time for family barbecues! Who doesn’t love eating outside on warm summer evenings? For most of us, one of the great pleasures of these meals is enjoying the comfort foods we ate as kids. When I was young a summer barbecue dinner might look like this: […]

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Thursday, June 20th, 2013

JOIN OUR TEAM

Communications Manager JOIN OUR TEAM       Help change the future of food! The Non-GMO Project is seeking a full-time Communications Manager to join our mission-drive team. RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: Managing press inquiries Assisting in develoopment of PR strategies and outreach to media, including writing press releases Actively monitoring relevant social media conversations (Facebook, Twitter, […]

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Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Non-GMO Project Verified label receives approval for meat, liquid egg products

The Non-GMO Project Verified label recently cleared a regulatory hurdle for labeling meat and liquid egg products. This is the first time that the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), a branch of the USDA that regulates such products, has approved a non-GMO label claim. The approval from FSIS marks the end of a year-long […]

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Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

NON-GMO PROJECT RESPONDS TO USDA ANNOUNCEMENT OF GMO WHEAT CONTAMINATION IN OREGON

Bellingham, WA, May 29, 2013—The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced today that an unapproved variety of genetically engineered glyphosate-resistant wheat was found in samples taken from a farm in Oregon. The variety detected was the same variety that Monsanto grew in test plots in 16 states from 1998 to 2005. There are no genetically engineered wheat varieties currently approved for sale in the United States or any other country.

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Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Happy Earth Day from the Non-GMO Project!

Eating non-GMO is the perfect way to celebrate Earth Month!  To help you take this step we have created the “Say “No” to GMOs!” refrigerator guide. Download a 4″ x 6″ high resolution version of the Guide for printing. Want a FREE refrigerator guide magnet? Be one of the first 100 people to upload a […]

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Monday, March 4th, 2013

We're making a cookbook...and we want your recipes!

We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve signed a contract with Skyhorse Publishing in New York. More than a collection of wonderful recipes, The Non-GMO Cookbook will feature tips and FAQs for avoiding GMOs, as well as profiles and photos of leaders in the Non-GMO Movement. SUBMIT YOUR RECIPE HERE. All submissions must be received by […]

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Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Welcome, Isaac!

The pace is quickening here at the Non-GMO Project. With a 50 percent increase in the number of enrollments during the last quarter of 2012, the Product Verification Program was in need of extra help. Isaac will be working alongside Dedrian Clark to answer all of your questions about the Product Verification Program and build […]

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Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Welcome, Isabel!

In 2012, the Non-GMO Project experienced exponential growth. We reached over $2.4 billion in annual sales of verified products and the number of requests from companies seeking Non-GMO Project Verification hit record numbers. With consumer demand for non-GMO choices off the charts, in December it was time for the Non-GMO Project team to grow as […]

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Sunday, December 23rd, 2012

Congratulations to our Non-GMO Holiday Dreambox Winners!

Happy Holidays to our Non-GMO Project community! We are excited to announce the winners of our Non-GMO Holiday Dreamboxes: Linda Goodale and Valentina Thompson! In her entry Linda Goodale shared, “I have purchased an organic turkey and will be eating salad and greens from my garden and potatoes and sweet potatoes from the Farmers Market.  […]

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