Category: News

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

Lutemax Range SKUs Now Non-GMO Project Verified

OmniActive Health Technologies proudly announces that both Lutemax 2020 and Lutemax Free Lutein (both oil suspension [sunflower] 20% SKUs) are now Non-GMO Project Verified. Lutemax 2020 is a naturally-derived ingredient from premium marigold flowers, containing lutein and the zeaxanthin isomers, RR-zeaxanthin and RS [meso]-zeaxanthin. Produced through a fully vertically integrated supply chain under GMPs and sustainable practices, the Lutemax range of ingredients is found in leading eye health f... 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

Welcome, Lindsay!

We at the Non-GMO Project are excited to welcome Lindsay Molder to the team as a Research Associate! During her time at Western Washington University, Lindsay worked for the Non-GMO Project as an intern. After graduating with her bachelor’s in Environmental Studies, she was thrilled to begin working for the Project full-time. Lindsay discovered her passion for environmental sustainability and food justice while studying environmental policy in Ireland. She experienced living non-GMO f... 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

Natreon Achieves Non-GMO Project Verification for Ingredient Portfolio

Innovative nutritional ingredient company Natreon, aligning with consumer demand for GMO transparency, obtains Non-GMO Project verification for its portfolio of botanical ingredients.   New Brunswick, NJ (July 2, 2018) – Natreon, Inc., an innovative ingredient supplier known for its patented ingredients derived from nature, is pleased to announce that it has earned Non-GMO Project verification for each of its six ingredients. “Consumer demand for non-GMO foods, beverages and dietary ... Read more

Comment on the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard

Background The National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard (NBFDS) is the culmination of two decades of Americans overwhelmingly demanding mandatory labeling of GMO foods. The draft version published by the USDA on May 3 leaves many questions unanswered and indicates plenty of cause for alarm. The USDA is currently accepting comments through July 3. In order to support you in making your voice heard, the Non-GMO Project has created a short webinar explaining key points for comments, and has... Read more