Category: News

Organic Sunshine Burger Becomes First Veggie Burger Company Verified by Non-GMO Project

For More Information Contact: Bill Schreiber, bschreiber@prodigy.net 773-477-1855 FORT ATKINSON, Wis. (September 2, 2010) — The Sunshine Burger & Specialty Food Company has earned the Non-GMO Project Verification for its full line of gluten-free, soy free vegan burgers with certified organic, non GMO whole food ingredients. The company achieved the official verification and will soon carry the Non-GMO Project Verified seal on all retail products, said Cole Jones, General Manager. S... Read more

EFSA: New Tests Needed to Assess the Allergenicity of GM Foods

News alert from the August 2010 edition of "The Scoop," an e-newsletter produced by our friends at The Organic Center (to sign up for your own copy, please click here). The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Panel on Genetically Modified Organisms has issued a new “Opinion" on the allergenicity of GM food and feed. It provides a comprehensive, up-to-date assessment of the risk of allergenic proteins appearing in GM foods and outlines the promising new tools emerging to assess allergenic ... Read more

SILK® SOYMILK ANNOUNCES ENROLLMENT IN THE NON-GMO PROJECT

Enrollment validates Silk’s long-standing commitment to using only Non-GMO soybeans For More Information Contact: Sara Loveday / Silk sara.loveday@whitewave.com 303-635-4680 Lauren Cameron/ Linhart PR lcameron@linhartpr.com 303-951-2570 Broomfield, Colo. (August 18, 2010) – Silk® Soymilk, the leading soymilk brand in the U.S., today announced it has enrolled in the Non-GMO Project’s Product Verification Program. The Non-GMO Project, launched in 2008, is a non-profit collaborat... Read more

Welcome Skylar Boorman, new Communications Manager

The Non-GMO Project is excited to announce its newest addition to the team, Skylar Boorman. Selected from over 30 applicants to fill the new Communications Manager position, Skylar will hire and oversee administrative interns, keep in contact with retailers and manufacturers in the natural products industry, maintain the Upland, CA office, and coordinate events and fundraisers, among other tasks. Skylar is fresh out of Pomona College and ready to put in long hours for what he describes as “... Read more

Maria & Ricardo’s Tortillas receive Non-GMO Verification

  MEDIA CONTACT: Gina Cravedi (781) 828-0848 gcravedi@harbar.com www.mariaandricardos.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE All-natural tortilla maker, Maria & Ricardo’s Tortilla Factory adds Non-GMO to their growing list of benefits Canton, Massachusetts (August 4, 2010) - Maria & Ricardo’s Tortilla Factory, manufacturer of premium all natural and organic tortillas, has recently become Non-GMO Project Verified for both its retail and food service product lines. Later this ... Read more

Robyn O’Brien and “The Unhealthy Truth” Kicks Off Non-GMO Book Club on Facebook!

Leading up to Non-GMO Month this October, the Non-GMO Project's Facebook page will be hosting a non-GMO book club series with three leading authors on the topic. In August, Robyn O'Brien will kick off the series with her book “The Unhealthy Truth: How Our Food Is Making Us Sick and What We Can Do About It” (published by Random House May 2009 and now out in paperback). This is the story of how one brave mother, who left her job as a Wall Street analyst to stay home and raise four children,... Read more

Living Harvest Foods Joins the Non-GMO Project

Inspiring healthy eating and sustainable choices with hemp FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Portland, OR (July 7, 2010) — Living Harvest Foods announces a strategic partnership with the Non-GMO project, reinforcing the company’s longstanding commitment to sustainable farming and healthy eating with hemp. Launched in 2008, the Non GMO Project is a non-profit collaboration of manufacturers, retailers, farmers and consumers in the North American organic and natural product industry. With a shared... Read more

Now Hiring: Non-GMO Project Communications Manager

Help change the future of food. The Non-GMO Project is seeking an energetic, detail-oriented, articulate and well-organized “people person” to fill our new Communications Manager position. The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit collaboration of manufacturers, retailers, processors, distributors, farmers, seed companies and consumers committed to providing North Americans with clearly labeled and independently verified non-GMO food and products. In addition to providing support to the Executi... Read more

Choice Organic Teas First Tea Company Verified by Non-GMO Project

MEDIA CONTACT: Marina McLachlan Essenza Communications, Inc. 303-803-5711 marina@essenzacomm.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Organic and Fair Trade Pioneer CHOICE ORGANIC TEAS Adds Non-GMO Project Verification to its Growing List of Distinctions Seattle, WA (July 2010) — CHOICE ORGANIC TEAS, the first exclusively organic tea crafter in the United States and the first in the country to introduce Fair Trade Certified™ teas, is now also the first tea company to earn Non-GMO Project Verific... Read more

MSNBC takes notice of the Non-GMO Project

MSNBC's June 21st 2010 article, “Marketing Push Targets Bioengineered Food,” sheds light on the debate over genetically modified (GM) crops. The article addresses both sides of the GM debate, mentioning the insertion of genes to enable plants to self-produce herbicide and insecticide while addressing health concerns that have been raised. The article also highlights the gaps in consumer awareness when it comes to the prevalence of GMO. MSNBC cites that, when asked, 82% of consumers could ... Read more