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January 31, 2011 We stand united in opposition to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) decision to once again allow unlimited, nationwide commercial planting of Monsanto's genetically engineered (GE) Roundup Ready alfalfa, despite the many risks to organic and conventional farmers. Last spring more than 200,000 people submitted comments to the USDA highly critical of the substance and conclusions of its draft EIS on GE Alfalfa. Instead of responding to these comments and con... Read more

The Non-GMO Project: Empowering Consumers, Protecting a Non-GMO Future (Response to SOD)

Please click here to download a PDF of this paper. Response to “The Non-GMO Project: Resisting GE or Constructing Defeat?” (Discussion Paper from The Organic Agriculture Protection Fund of the Saskatchewan Organic Directorate) January 28, 2011 By Megan Westgate, Non-GMO Project Executive Director   It is inspiring to see the growing passion being focused on the problem of GMO contamination; it is a massive challenge, and widespread collaboration is a prerequisite for posit... Read more

Rumiano Cheese Company Achieves Non-GMO Project Verification

CRESCENT CITY, CA (January 21, 2011) - Rumiano Cheese Company proudly announced today that its entire organic cheese line, organic butter, and organic WPC-80% are the first in the world to achieve Non-GMO Project Verification. Rumiano Cheese Company has been producing all natural, grass–fed, rBST-free, kosher, real California cheese for over 90 years and is California’s oldest family owned cheese company. Rumiano Cheese Company is the first and only cheese company in the world to have ach... Read more

Second Round of Fall Comment Period Now in Progress

Following the fall 2010 public comment period (held from October 10th to November 10th 2010), the Non-GMO Project Standard Committee and Board of Directors have agreed on proposed revisions to the Standard. Members of the public have an opportunity to comment on these proposed revisions through February 13th, 2011. Once all comments have been reviewed and addressed appropriately, version 7 of the Non-GMO Project Standard will be formally implemented. Please click here to review a pdf of the N... Read more


[slideshow id=4] October 2010 marked the first ever Non-GMO Month, celebrated by nearly 600 natural food retailers across the United States. With thousands of products verified as compliant with the Non-GMO Project Standard, and the verification seal starting to appear in stores, the time has come to start celebrating consumers' right to choose non-GMO! Plans are already underway for Non-GMO Month 2011. This year the event will be celebrated north of the border as well, in recognition of the... Read more

Wholesome Sweeteners: Taking a firm stand against GMO foods

Non-GMO Verified Press Release 4th January , 2010 Media Contacts: Pauline McKee, VP Marketing: 281-490-9579; Karen Stevenson, Communications Manager: 773.904.7915; Sugar Land TX --- It’s really all about food—what we eat, how it’s grown and by whom, and how it’s made. For years, Wholesome Sweeteners has been a staunch advocate for “clean food,” food that’s free from synthetic chemicals, food that’s grown rather than manuf... Read more

Non-GMO Project Welcomes Two New Program Assistants to the Team

As demand for non-GMO choices continues a rapid growth curve, so does demand for the non-profit services of the Non-GMO Project. To support the Project's Product Verification Program, Supporting Retailer Program, and broad outreach and education efforts, the Project recently brought on two new Program Assistants. Working from the Bellingham, WA office, Christopher Keefe and Dedrian Clark were selected from a pool of nearly 80 qualified applicants. They both stood out for their commitment to safe... Read more

Earth Balance® Nut Butters Verified by The Non-GMO Project

Earth Balance® Peanut and Almond Butter First Nut Butters Labeled with Non-GMO Project Seal of Approval For Immediate Release Contact: Adriane Little 248.640.5484 BOULDER, Colo. (Nov. 23, 2010) - Earth Balance®, a line of all-natural healthy buttery spreads, shortenings, nut butters and soymilk, announces the Non-GMO Project Verification of Earth Balance® Nut Butters, including Earth Balance® Peanut Butter and Almond Butter products.   "It ... Read more

Green Mountain Gringo® Salsas and Tortilla Strips Awarded “Non-GMO Verified” status by the Non-GMO Project

Contacts: Tracy Shilobrit Director of Public Relations The Sales Factory 262-825-2613 WINSTON-SALEM, NC (November 15, 2010) – TW Garner Food Company announced today that its Green Mountain Gringo® salsas and tortilla strips are now officially “Non-GMO Project Verified,” meaning that they have been independently tested and verified to demonstrate best practices for avoidance of genetically-modified ingredients by The Non-GMO Project and its technical consultants, FoodChain Global Ad... Read more

Luna & Larry’s Coconut Bliss Products Earn Non-GMO Project Verification

Contact: Marketing Team Bliss Unlimited, LLC 541.345.0020, x309 Luna & Larry’s Coconut Bliss® recently announced that all of Coconut Bliss®’ products are now fully verified by the Non-GMO Project. Since 2005, when the company invented the category with its initial line of organic coconut milk-based, non-dairy frozen dessert, it has been dedicated to using ingredients that are not derived from genetically modified organisms (GMO). Coconut Bliss®’ award-win... Read more