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Join the Non-GMO Project in Commenting on USDA’s Proposed Regulation of Genetically Engineered Animals

The USDA has extended the public comment period for its proposed regulation of certain genetically engineered animals. Under its framework, the USDA would oversee these GMO animals and products from them, such as  meat, eggs, milk or other derivatives, as they move throughout the supply chain. In our submission, outlined below, the Non-GMO Project explains why any regulation of genetically engineered animals must meet the public’s demands for GMO transparency and deliver the rigorous oversi... Read more

Outside The Breadbox Vegan Oat Products Earn Non-GMO Project Verification

An assortment of their products have been verified compliant with the Project’s rigorous Standard. Colorado Springs, CO, February 9, 2021  Outside The Breadbox® (https://outsidethebreadbox.com), the first commercial gluten-free bakery in Colorado, today announced Non-GMO Project verification (https://www.nongmoproject.org/) for 10 items from their Vegan Oat product line. Outside The Breadbox’s ingredients, systems, and facilities demonstrated compliance in a third-party audit, which inc... Read more

New GMO Alert: Two New Gene-Edited Products in the Market

Two Calyxt® TALEN® gene-edited products in the marketplace Every day, our researchers at the Non-GMO Project monitor the rapidly changing GMO landscape, including development and commercialization of GMOs by over 400 companies. Two recent announcements caught our eye, in part, because they could have implications for the supply chain. These products may potentially be marketed and sold as non-GMO. Please note, however, that products using gene-editing techniques fall squarely into the Non-G... Read more

New GMOs Created by Synbio Threaten Food Supply

Brands, retailers and consumers at risk -- 2020 GMO labelling law will not apply BELLINGHAM, WASH—In an article published on January 28, 2021, in Nutrition Business Journal, synthetic biology (“synbio”) was identified as a major threat to the North American supply of food and supplements at grocery stores. In particular, natural and organic food brands, retailers, and consumers are in danger of finding these unregulated and unlabelled GMOs in their shopping carts.  The past five yea... Read more

Sustainable Foods Summit Goes Online  

November 19th 2020   Sustainable Foods Summit Goes Online   London – The Sustainable Foods Summit (http://www.sustainablefoodssummit.com/northamerica/) will discuss the impacts of the  coronavirus pandemic on production and consumption of sustainable foods. COVID-19 is  changing the way we shop and eat; it is also influencing raw material supply chains and  distribution of food products. The sustainability implications will be discussed at the 11th  North American edition, hosted... Read more

Upcoming Webinar- The Butterfly Effect: Unlocking the Power of Non-GMO Project Verification

  Wed, Oct 28, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT Join the Non-GMO Project at this 1 hour webinar, co-hosted with SCS, to gain unique insights into the power and influence of the Non-GMO Project Verification Mark. It will cover the various marketing resources available to all Verified companies, market trends and analysis and the 5 most frequently asked questions about Non-GMO Project Verification. There will be a live Q&A after the presentation with a representa... Read more

Hundreds of Retailers Support Fairtrade and Non-GMO Month this October

October is Fair Trade Month and Non-GMO Month. Grocery stores across North America will be promoting products and brands that are working to fix a broken food system.   WASHINGTON, September 30, 2020 – This October, brands, non-profits, retailers and shoppers are celebrating Fair Trade Month and Non-GMO Month. The harvest month of October has become a time when more attention is focused on food quality and sustainability as people begin to prepare for holiday cooking and family gather... Read more

NON-GMO PROJECT STATEMENT ON USDA APHIS’s DECISION TO DEREGULATE GMOs

Late on Friday afternoon, May 18, 2020, the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced a significant change in how it regulates genetically modified organisms and genetic engineering, even as dozens of new, unregulated, untested and unlabeled GMOs are entering the food supply.  APHIS’s framework has always been a very narrow scope of regulation on GMOs. It focused on Agrobacterium, a plant pest that has been used to create GMOs. APHIS has decided this regulatory ... Read more

In A World of Connections, What’s Your Butterfly Effect?

Beginning today, the Non-GMO Project is launching an awareness campaign to highlight how individual actions ultimately lead to huge impacts. This idea is called the butterfly effect, and in the natural world, it happens all the time: A small and seemingly insignificant event spirals outward, creating massive and complex changes in the world around us. And we each have a role to play. If 2020 has taught us anything, it's that small actions and choices have large impacts. When we act towards a com... Read more

Supporting Non-GMO Project Clients in Unprecedented Times

In light of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Non-GMO Project wants to support participants in their ongoing participation in our Product Verification Program. As such, an interim policy regarding product verification renewals has been developed and was released to the Technical Administrators on March 27th. This policy aims to make accommodations for the ongoing changes in the supply chain due to the current pandemic without compromising the integrity of the Non-GMO Project Standard and verific... Read more