Non-GMO Project Standard

Public Comment Period

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.

Round 1 of the Public Comment Period ran for 60 days ending on September 5, 2014. Based on the comments received [PDF], we are seeking input on proposed changes to the Standard [PDF].

We are also seeking additional input from the public on certain topics in the form of a survey, which is split up into two sections below.

Please provide your name and affiliation on the survey, and select if you would like your comment to remain anonymous. Thank you for your input!

Survey 1 covers the following topics:
Proposed changes to the Standard
Restaurant-Made Products
GMO definition
Bee products
Animal lifecycle requirements
Non-dairy milk substitutes

Survey 2 covers the following topics:
Action thresholds
Similarities to the organic standard


Proposed New Format and Organization for Our Standard:  Let us know what you think!

We are always looking for ways that our Standard can be more effective, and that’s why we created a new, more user-friendly format and organization for the Standard. [PDF]  We believe this new format and organization will be helpful to everyone and would appreciate your feedback.  No change in the Standard’s meaning or requirements is intended.  Let us know what you think before January 22, 2015 by emailing


About the Standard

The Non-GMO Project Standard is a consensus-based document that has been crafted with the insight and expertise of dozens of individuals, reflecting a dynamic range of perspectives. Beginning with a 60-day public comment period in October and November of 2007, ongoing public comment periods have been established as an important mechanism for keeping the Standard current and collaborative. The current public comment period began on November 24th, 2014 and ends on January 22nd, 2015.

Version 11 of the Non-GMO Project Standard was ratified May 2014.

Click here to download a current copy of the Non-GMO Project Standard (v11) [PDF]

Click here to download a summary of the changes that were made in Version 11