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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

Welcome, Isabel!

In 2012, the Non-GMO Project experienced exponential growth. We reached over $2.4 billion in annual sales of verified products and the number of requests from companies seeking Non-GMO Project Verification hit record numbers. With consumer demand for non-GMO choices off the charts, in December it was time for the Non-GMO Project team to grow as well.  We are so pleased to welcome Isabel VanDerslice as the sixth member of our staff, in the position of Outreach Coordinator and Office Manager. ... Read more

Congratulations to our Non-GMO Holiday Dreambox Winners!

Happy Holidays to our Non-GMO Project community! We are excited to announce the winners of our Non-GMO Holiday Dreamboxes: Linda Goodale and Valentina Thompson! In her entry Linda Goodale shared, "I have purchased an organic turkey and will be eating salad and greens from my garden and potatoes and sweet potatoes from the Farmers Market.  For desert we are having a pecan pie from our pecan trees and lemon bars from my lemon tree.  I will be purchasing organic butter, milk as well as ... Read more

Top 10 Non-GMO Achievements of 2012

2012 was a year of great progress for the non-GMO movement. The Non-GMO Project grew exponentially, seeing coverage in Vogue and “O” Magazine and a Facebook fan base passing the 100,000 mark. Landmark efforts for mandatory labeling at home and abroad helped catapult the GMO issue into the mainstream, and consumer demand for non-GMO choices went off the charts. While we still have our work cut out for us in 2013, we head into the new year buoyed by recent successes and riding a growing tid... Read more