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JOIN THE NON-GMO PROJECT AT EXPO WEST 2014

We're excited to see all of our participants in Anaheim this March for the Natural Products Expo West. Drop by our booth (#2327) to say hello to our team! If you would like to schedule a one-on-one with a member of our staff, please reach out soon as meeting times are limited. Below are a list of events at Expo we will be attending or think will be valuable to participants or companies interested in pursuing Non-GMO Project Verification.   Please note dates and times are subject to... Read more

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 busiest people we know, what that they do to keep GMOs out of the meals they eat and feed their loved ones.  Hopefully, you will be as inspired as we were by their answers. ... Read more

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 still work to be done? Absolutely! However, as we move into 2014 it is heartening to see the wins achieved by all of the millions of people who are standing up for their right to know. ... Read more

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, based on focus group research from the year 2000, the appropriate action toward finalization would be for the FDA to update the guidance and ope... Read more

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 are important, and the adventure their family undertook to bring you a non-GMO wine. I hope you enjoy the season with a glass of Frey Vineyard wine.  Isabel ... Read more

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 can feel much more comfortable about their nibbling and sampling. Quick tip: To help limit the amount of candy kids eat, make sure they start building and decoratin... Read more

Inside the Making of the Non-GMO Project Logo

[caption id="attachment_9003" align="alignright" width="174"] Barry Deutsch, Founder of Deutsch Design Works[/caption] 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) was the talented creative company that generously donated their ... Read more

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 the spring 2013 public comment period, which ran from April 30, 2013 through June 30, 2013. The Standards Committee will be acce... Read more

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 a delicious and delightful holiday! 1. INFOGRAPHIC. See which common menu items are at risk for being GMO, and find easy alternatives. 2. SHOPPING LIST TEMPLATE. This ... Read more

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 on these changes and questions from November 4 through December 4, 2013. This process depends on stakeholder input; we ho... Read more