Category: News

As Concerns about Food Safety and GMOs Intensify, Retailers Launch First National Non-GMO Month

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Click here to download a PDF of the info sheet at right) UPLAND, CA—This October, more than 580 natural food stores nationwide will take part in the first ever Non-GMO Month, celebrating consumers’ right to choose food and products that do not contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Organized by the non-profit Non-GMO Project, the event coincides with the launch of the “Non-GMO Project Verified” seal on retail products. The process of genetic modifi... Read more

Viterra Offers First Non-GMO Project Verified Canola Oil

For more information contact: Marshall Galloway Sales and Business Development Viterra Canola Processing - Ste. Agathe (204) 882-2565 ext. 2266 Viterra Canola Processing is excited to announce  that it has received Non-GMO Project Verification for its Non-GMO and Non-GMO Omega-9 (high oleic) expeller-pressed canola oils. Viterra is producing and marketing the first canola oils in North America to be verified by the Non-GMO Project. The Non-GMO Project ... Read more

New Chapter Becomes First Vitamins & Supplement Company Verified by the Non-GMO Project

For more information contact: Sara Newmark, Sustainability Manager New Chapter P: +1.802.257.0018 September 21st, 2010, Brattleboro, VT – New Chapter proudly announces that its multivitamins are the first in the nation to achieve Non-GMO Project Verification. New Chapter has long been committed to rooting out Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), and is now demonstrating that commitment by pursuing Non-GMO Project verification for its entire line of whole-food v... Read more

Hemp Oil Canada Joins the Non-GMO Project

Adding “Non-GMO” to growing list of benefits of hemp food products and ingredients   For more information, contact: Benilda Sable Marketing and Regulatory Affairs Anndrea Hermann Sales Manager, Information Specialist & Industry Liaison FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ste. Agathe, Manitoba, Canada (August 20, 2010) – Hemp Oil Canada Inc. (HOCI), Canada’s leader in procurement, processing, marketing and distribution of hemp food ... Read more

67 of the Nation’s Top 100 Dairies now all or partially rBGH Free

A list released this week by Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility shows that 67 of the top 100 dairies in the U.S. are now either partially or completely rBGH-free. A genetically modified growth hormone used to stimulate milk production in cows, rBGH has been banned by the European Union, Japan, Australia and Canada, due to animal and human health concerns. While rBGH remains legal in the United States, increased consumer concern, and rejection of rBGH products, has led to a tipping point... Read more

Say No to Genetically Modified Salmon

With the pending approval of genetically engineered salmon looming large, The Center for Food Safety today launched a new website dedicated to providing information and helping the public to take action on the first GE animal intended for human consumption. The website comes one week before the FDA’s scheduled public hearing on the approval of AquaBounty’s AquaAdvantage, GE Atlantic salmon. CFS’s new website,, has educational materials, actions for consumers and companie... Read more

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

For More Information Contact: Bill Schreiber, 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


Enrollment validates Silk’s long-standing commitment to using only Non-GMO soybeans For More Information Contact: Sara Loveday / Silk 303-635-4680 Lauren Cameron/ Linhart PR 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