Category: Blog

Non-GMO Project Moves to Expand Verification Capabilities

Sales of Non-GMO Project Verified products have gone from $0 in 2010 (when the label launched) to over $3.5 billion just three years later. Consumer concern about GMOs and demand for non-GMO products has made "Non-GMO Project Verified" one of the most sought-after labels in the natural products industry, and the market is responding strongly. We've gone from 194 verification program enrollment inquiries in the second quarter of 2012 to 797 inquiries during the same period this year (that's more ... Read more

Welcome, Caroline!

The Non-GMO Project welcomes Caroline Kinsman to the team as the new Communications Manager. In this role, Caroline will provide information to media contacts, support marketing and awareness campaigns during national Non-GMO Month events (October), and launch new platforms for consumer education and engagement. Caroline joins the team at a critical point of growth for the Non-GMO Project. National efforts are gaining momentum around consumers’ right to know and mandatory labeling legislati... Read more

Welcome, Aaron!

When Aaron came on board with the Non-GMO Project this month as Product Verification Program Manager, it brought our staff up to eight — we have doubled in size in less than a year! And with more enrollments than ever and breaking the mark of 10,000 Non-GMO Project Verified products, his expertise, skills and management will be a wonderful asset to our team. What interests you about working with the Non-GMO Project — what about this opportunity caught your attention? Fourteen years of ... Read more

Celebrate Independence Day the Non-GMO Way!

Summer is officially here and that means it is time for family barbecues! Who doesn’t love eating outside on warm summer evenings? For most of us, one of the great pleasures of these meals is enjoying the comfort foods we ate as kids. When I was young a summer barbecue dinner might look like this: The Classic Barbecue Menu Salad with dressing Potato salad Hamburgers, Hot dogs, Veggie burgers (I was a vegetarian back then) with bun and all the fixings (ketchup, mayonnaise, and mustard) C... Read more

JOIN OUR TEAM

Communications Manager JOIN OUR TEAM       Help change the future of food! The Non-GMO Project is seeking a full-time Communications Manager to join our mission-drive team. RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: Managing press inquiries Assisting in develoopment of PR strategies and outreach to media, including writing press releases Actively monitoring relevant social media conversations (Facebook, Twitter, blogs, website) Developing systems for processing ... Read more

Non-GMO Project Verified label receives approval for meat, liquid egg products

[caption id="attachment_8534" align="alignright" width="155"] Non-GMO Project Verified meat and liquid eggs will display a slightly reformatted seal and supplemental text.[/caption] The Non-GMO Project Verified label recently cleared a regulatory hurdle for labeling meat and liquid egg products. This is the first time that the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), a branch of the USDA that regulates such products, has approved a non-GMO label claim. The approval from FSIS marks the en... Read more

NON-GMO PROJECT RESPONDS TO USDA ANNOUNCEMENT OF GMO WHEAT CONTAMINATION IN OREGON

MEDIA CONTACT: Courtney Pineau courtney@nongmoproject.org 877-358-9240 Bellingham, WA, May 29, 2013—The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced today that an unapproved variety of genetically engineered glyphosate-resistant wheat was found in samples taken from a farm in Oregon. The variety detected was the same variety that Monsanto grew in test plots in 16 states from 1998 to 2005. There are no genetically engineered ... Read more

Happy Earth Day from the Non-GMO Project!

Eating non-GMO is the perfect way to celebrate Earth Month!  To help you take this step we have created the "Say "No" to GMOs!" refrigerator guide. Download a 4" x 6" high resolution version of the Guide for printing. Want a FREE refrigerator guide magnet? Be one of the first 100 people to upload a Non-GMO Challenge photo---an image of you holding a sign stating your non-GMO commitment---and we will send you a non-GMO fridge magnet. ... Read more

We’re making a cookbook…and we want your recipes!

We're thrilled to announce that we've signed a contract with Skyhorse Publishing in New York. More than a collection of wonderful recipes, The Non-GMO Cookbook will feature tips and FAQs for avoiding GMOs, as well as profiles and photos of leaders in the Non-GMO Movement. SUBMIT YOUR RECIPE HERE. All submissions must be received by March 29th. Space is limited; recipes will be selected based on originality and overall balance. We will contact you with more details if your recipe is selected. ... Read more

Welcome, Isaac!

The pace is quickening here at the Non-GMO Project. With a 50 percent increase in the number of enrollments during the last quarter of 2012, the Product Verification Program was in need of extra help. Isaac will be working alongside Dedrian Clark to answer all of your questions about the Product Verification Program and build up the non-GMO food supply. What interests you about working with the Non-GMO Project — what about this opportunity caught your attention? After working as a report... Read more