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 (genetically modified organisms). The revised bill also includes a mandate for the USDA to create its own non-GMO certification program. While it won’... Read more

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 participation in meetings. Objectives and action items will be clearly tracked and committee work will stay organized and accessible via a dedicated ... Read more

Vignolo Farms & Top Brass Receive Non-GMO Project Verification for Potatoes and Grapes

Vignolo Farms/Top Brass is pleased to announce that their California-grown grapes and potatoes are now Non-GMO Project Verified, underscoring the 75-year-old family farm’s dedication to today’s consumer. “Research shows that a majority of Americans are very concerned about genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in their food, which is why we are committed to meeting and exceeding consumers’ expectations with our fresh fruits and vegetables,” says Brett Dixon, President of Top Brass. ... Read more

Non-GMO Project Publishes Updated Standard

Following three rounds of public comment, the Non-GMO Project recently published version 12 of its comprehensive Standard for GMO avoidance. The only standard of its kind, the Non-GMO Project Standard has been subject to public comment periods and corresponding development since 2007. The Standard is the foundation of the Project’s verification program, through which products earn the right to use the iconic non-GMO butterfly label. To date, more than 33,000 products have achieved compliance. ... Read more

Victoria Premium Pasta Sauce Receives Non-GMO Project Verification

Victoria Fine Foods (VFF), the #1 slow kettle cooked pasta sauce manufacturer in the US, announced today that they have received Non-GMO Project verification on their Victoria flagship premium pasta sauces, to build upon their previously verified Victoria Vegan line. Brooklyn-based Victoria Fine Foods, founded in 1929, is committed to using only the best ingredients supporting the brand’s philosophy of Ingredients Come First®. VFF is a strong supporter of non-GMO food and the value of beco... Read more

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 website, “provides companies that supply agricultural products or services the opportunity to assure customers of their ability to pro... Read more

Doctor Hummus Earns Non-GMO Project Verification

Doctor Hummus is pleased to announce that six of our products have been Non-GMO Project Verified, and the rest are in the process of being Verified! Why is Doctor Hummus getting Non-GMO Project Verified? There are several reasons: We believe that people have a right to know what is in their food. People should be able to make informed choices about what they feed themselves and their families. Contrary to industry claims, GMOs have not been properly tested by a third party to determine tha... Read more

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, March 6 Non-GMO Series: GMO Myth Busting – An Advocate’s Toolkit for Separating Fact from Fiction 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM, Marriott Grand Ballroom F This s... Read more

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 help out wherever she could. She learned the importance of label-reading through her mother’s career in the natural food industry. Deven is a recent graduate f... Read more

Maia Yogurt Earns Non-GMO Project Verification

New York, NY — Maia Yogurt, maker of a deliciously nutritious Greek Yogurt is proud to announce that they have received Non-GMO Project Verification for their core six flavors. As a company strongly committed to providing transparency in labeling to their customers, Maia is a brand that can be trusted as a non-GMO leader. “Our mission is to bring the most delicious and nutritious local grass-fed cow’s milk yogurt to consumers. Non-GMO Project Verification is a big step towards earning t... Read more