Category: News

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

Yet Another Benefit to Participating in the Product Verification Program

  To show appreciation for vendors committed to providing consumers with Non-GMO Project Verified options, The Organic & Non-GMO Report is offering all Non-GMO Project participants a discounted rate on annual subscriptions.  Non-GMO Project participants will pay only $79 per year for the monthly publication – that is more than 30% off of the regular annual subscription price at $115! The Organic & Non-GMO Report is the only publication focusing solely on the GMO issue and t... Read more

Non-GMO Project on the Radio

On May 29th, GMOs and the Non-GMO Project were the topic of "An Organic Conversation," a San Francisco Bay Area radio show hosted by  inspirational speaker and author Helge Hellberg and Produce Expert Mark Mulcahy. The show included interviews with the Institute for Responsible Technology's Jeffrey Smith, and with the Executive Director of the Non-GMO Project, Megan Westgate. Click here to listen!... Read more

Retailers Go Non-GMO (Supermarket News)

The article below is from Supermarket News online (click here to see the original, or click here to download a PDF). Retailers Go Non-GMO May 24, 2010 12:00 PM, By JULIE GALLAGHER Natural food retailers and manufacturers are showing support for the Non-GMO Project Verification Program PCC Natural Markets is in search of something sweet: a powdered sugar that's free of ingredients derived from genetically engineered corn to be exact. The certified organic grocer hopes to fill a spot on... Read more

Straus Family Creamery is First Dairy Brand to Earn Non-GMO Project Verification

Joins Supreme Court Case Against Genetically Engineered Alfalfa For Immediate Release Contact: Lily Thompson (707) 545-3280 media@strausmilk.com www.strausfamilycreamery.com MARSHALL, CA, April 26, 2010 – Straus Family Creamery is the nation’s first creamery to achieve Non-GMO Project Verification for all its products and will carry the Non-GMO Project Seal on all of its packaging. The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit collaboration of food producers, retailers and agricultural... Read more

Celebrate Non-GMO Month!

October 2010 will be the first ever Non-GMO Month, with a special Non-GMO Day on October 10th (10.10.10). Read the press release. Consumers, click here to find out more. Retailers, click here to register to be part of Non-GMO Month. Vendors, click here to enroll in the Product Verification Program. Press, click here for contact information and resources. ... Read more

More than 80 Groups Urge FDA and USDA to Change U.S. Position on Food Labeling

For Immediate Release Contact: Naomi Starkman Consumers Union nstarkman@gmail.com 917.539.3924-c Position Will Create Problems for American Producers to Label Products GM/GE-Free Upcoming International Codex Meeting to Discuss Food Labeling, May 3 Yonkers, NY—Consumers Union, the nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports, and more than 80 farmers, public health, environmental, and organic food organizations today sent a letter to Michael R. Taylor, Deputy Commissioner for Food at th... Read more

Special Report: Are regulators dropping the ball on biocrops?

When we sit down to eat, how do we ensure that the food on our plates is safe to consume? A recent Washington Post special report by Carey Gillam does an excellent job of summarizing the current state of GMO regulation. Although both sides of the biotechnology debate have offered strong arguments about the safety of genetically modified foods – proponents hold that the technology is perfectly harmless, while critics remain leery of its potential impacts on human health – this article highlig... Read more

Endangered Species: First Non-GMO Project Verified Chocolate Bar

For Immediate Release Contact: Natalia Wolting Endangered Species Chocolate 317.387.4372 Ext. 133 nwolting@chocolatebar.com INDIANAPOLIS – Endangered Species Chocolate (ESC) organic product line has recently become the first line of chocolate bars to obtain “Non-GMO Project Verified” status. All of the organic products will feature the Non-GMO Project seal on their labels later this year, making it easy for consumers to recognize these items as independently verified non-GMO choi... Read more

Organic Amicus brief filed in GM Alfalfa Appeal

An Organic Amicus brief has been filed in support of the Center for Food Safety's case against Monsanto's Supreme Court appeal of the lower court-ordered injunction against the selling of GM alfalfa. Monsanto seeks to overturn the lower court ruling that prohibits the company from selling its seed, due to the court's concerns about the adverse effects of widespread GMO contamination.  The judge in that case has required USDA to "take a hard look" at the contamination issue before granting the d... Read more