Category: Blog

Non-GMO Project Continues to Expand Verification Capacity

Participants can now choose from four Technical Administrators (TAs) The Non-GMO Project is pleased to announce the addition of two Technical Administrators to pilot programs for assessing products to be compliant with its Standard. Participants in the Non-GMO Project Verified program now have more choices when selecting a Technical Administrator. Where Food Comes From, Inc. (WFCF) and SCS Global Services (SCS) have entered additional pilot training to become a Technical Administrator (TA) w... 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

Public Comment Period underway through January 22, 2015

Public Comment Period The Non-GMO Project would like your input! Round 2 of the 2014 public comment period is currently open and will run for 60 days ending on January 22, 2015. Round 1 of the Public Comment Period ran for 60 days ending on September 5, 2014. Based on the comments received [PDF], we are seeking input on proposed changes to the Standard [PDF]. We are also seeking additional input from the public on certain topics in the form of a survey, which is split up into two sectio... Read more

Non-GMO Month 2014 a Resounding Success

Continuing in the spirit of growing awareness and impactful change, 2014's Non-GMO Month was celebrated by more people from all levels of the food supply chain. Increased participation by shoppers, retailers and brands was evident across all of North America. Here at the Non-GMO Project, we couldn't be more pleased with the amplified level of enthusiasm and passion, and we are already well into planning Non-GMO Month 2015. Read on to learn about the success of this year's campaign. ... Read more

The More We Know, the More We Grow

Today, in light of the GMO labeling ballot initiatives that took place across the U.S., we reflect on the overall growth of an incredible people-driven, knowledge-building movement. If you had spoken to typical grocery shoppers in 2010, it is unlikely many of them would have heard of the term GMO (genetically modified organism). Fast forward four short years. There are now mandatory GMO labeling initiatives in more than half the states across the U.S.—all driven by citizen awareness, actio... Read more

Non-GMO Month 2014 Launches Oct. 1

Are you ready? Join the 2,200 brands and more than 2,000 retailers that are empowering consumer voice by celebrating Non-GMO Month 2014! It's October, and that means natural food stores across the U.S. and Canada are taking part in Non‐GMO Month, celebrating the public’s right to choose food and products that do not contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Organized by the Non-GMO Project, this month-long event provides a platform for citizens and organizations to stand up for the... Read more

Join the Non-GMO Project at Expo East 2014

We're excited to see all of our participants in Baltimore this September for the Natural Products Expo East. Drop by our booth (#1148) to say hello to our team! Below is 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. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 Lessons in Sustainability 10:30 - 11:45 am, Level 300 Room 315 Speakers:  Katherine DiMatteo, Executive Director, Sustainable Food Trade... Read more

Welcome, Desirae!

We are excited to have Desirae Hill join the Non-GMO Project as Marketing Associate! Desirae draws insight from her experience working for large retail organizations, small manufacturing companies, nonprofits, and consulting. While she holds a B.A. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing, and a technical degree in Visual Communications, Desirae’s career is an ongoing study of culture, human behavior, and communication. Originally from Montana, Desirae fell in love wi... Read more

Welcome, Joyce!

Joyce de Brevannes comes to the Non-GMO Project with decades of experience in marketing  and communications for both the non-profit and for profit sectors. She began her career in  the entertainment industry, working for  DreamWorks, Paramount and Warner Bros. Believing that she should be of service, she  began looking for jobs with purpose and served as Creative Director and Marketing/Communications Manager for two  non-profits; in addition, she started two businesses of her own. Joyce has... Read more