Category: Blog

Consumer Awareness of GMOs Continues to Soar

The right to know what’s in your food continues to ring true with consumers. According to the Hartman Organic and Natural Report 2018 consumer awareness of GMOs is almost universal at 97%. The growth in consumer awareness also aligns with an increasing amount of consumers seeking to avoid GMOs. Hartman reports that 46% of shoppers deliberately avoid GMOs when shopping. This finding aligns with the continued growth of sales of Non-GMO Project Verified products which is now estimated to be at... Read more

Emerging Techniques in Biotechnology Pose New Risks to the Non-GMO Supply Chain

Is it possible to create a non-GMO product using genetic engineering? While that might seem ludicrous to most of us, biotechnology companies have mounted an aggressive campaign to convince the world that the products of new genetic engineering techniques such as CRISPR are, in fact, non-GMO. Although this is completely unsupported by the scientific reality (more on that in a moment), developers of these products are so determined to distance themselves from the consumer rejection of GMOs that th... Read more

Europe’s Highest Court Confirms: Products of New Genetic Engineering Techniques are GMOs

The Non-GMO Project applauds the European Court of Justice’s July 25, 2018 ruling on new genetic engineering techniques, which clarifies that products of techniques such as CRISPR-cas9, RNAi, and gene drives are to be considered GMOs under European law. This is a great victory for the 508 million European consumers who will benefit from the regulation and labeling of products made with genetic engineering. The decision aligns with the Non-GMO Project’s position, as products of these new tech... Read more

Beyond Meat Announces Non-GMO Project Verification: Our Products Deliver OMGs Not GMOs

Beyond Meat cements commitment to creating delicious products using simple, plant-based ingredients, without GMOs After completing a rigorous 1-year review process, Beyond Meat’s entire portfolio of products receive Non-GMO Project verification Furthering Beyond Meat’s commitment to transparency and simple ingredients, the plant-based category leader has announced the completion of a rigorous 1-year review process to secure non-GMO verification from The Non-GMO Project’s Product ... Read more

So Good MISO MAYO Now Non-GMO Project Verified

So Good Food Co., based in Venice, CA, proudly announces Non-GMO Project verification of the company’s line of 100% plant-based MISO MAYO condiments. “MISO MAYO has been made in small batches with non-GMO and gluten-free ingredients since 1990, when the So Good Food truck first served our vegan condiments in Los Angeles.  Nutrition- and value-conscious consumers are our mainstay,” says owner Janet Smith. “Our customers have helped us vet new flavors and ingredients, drive label desig... Read more

Local Social Good Start-Up, Peaceful Fruits is now Non-GMO Project Verified

Peaceful Fruits is proud to announce that their entire line of Save-the-World Fruit Leather Snacks is now Non-GMO Project Verified. The mission of Peaceful Fruits is to create a delicious, healthy, ethically sourced snack made from wholesome ingredients and nothing but. As such, Peaceful Fruits highly values transparency and accountability, so consumers know exactly what they’re eating. Peaceful Fruits is committed to natural, sustainable ingredients and was proud to achieve USDA Organic certi... Read more

Report: Terminology proposed in USDA GMO labeling rule would confuse and mislead consumers

On May 3rd, the USDA released its long-awaited draft of a National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard, pursuant to a law passed in July 2016. While there are many aspects of the draft that warrant comment (check out our complete list here), one thing that is particularly outrageous is the terminology proposed. Under the proposed rule, it would become illegal to make a GMO disclosure using anything other than these two terms: bioengineered and "BE." In order to help establish just how mislead... Read more

Crunchmaster® Unveils New Products and Flavors

Crunchmaster®, a brand of gluten-free, premium crackers, announces exciting new products and line extensions. “Consumers are looking for great taste that’s better-for-you,” said Kim Holman, marketing director at TH Foods, Inc., manufacturer of Crunchmaster crackers. “Savory, sweet, and spicy flavors are what consumers are seeking, especially when it comes to crackers. We are excited to keep expanding on our better-for-you cracker options with new products and exciting flavors this ye... Read more

Forester Farmers Market Premium Chicken Now Non-GMO Project Verified

Forester Farmers Market®, proudly produced by Ozark Mountain Poultry, is pleased to announce that 100% of its retail chicken products have earned the esteemed Non-GMO Project Verified Seal. Along with their USDA Process Verified certification, Forester Farmers Market continues to answer the demands of our consumers to offer healthy, natural, premium chicken that working families can afford. Forester Farmers Market chicken is non-GMO, antibiotic-free, cage-free, 100% all- natural with no ... Read more

HENRI MOR Extra Virgin Olive Oils are now Non-GMO Project Verified!

HENRI MOR is proud to announce that its entire portfolio of Extra Virgin Olive Oils has obtained Non-GMO Project Verified status. At HENRI MOR we support people´s right to choose safe, fresh, natural, healthy, and Non-GMO foods, says Henri Alegria, CEO of the HENRI MOR Company. “We are committed to fulfilling our customers’ evolving needs,” to listening to their desire for more Non-GMO products, and to increase their trust and confidence. We are a family business dedicated to make H... Read more