Category: News

Vote for The Non-GMO Project!

The Non-GMO project was nominated to be a competitor in the Ashoka Changemakers "GMO Risk or Rescue? Helping consumers decide." The question was "What are your ideas about how to help consumers make better, more informed choices?" which is what we're all about, so we are very excited to have submitted an entry. The winner gets $1500 and training in social media, the votes are pretty low across the board (highest amount of votes is 34 so far), so every vote means a lot! How To VOTE for us on C... Read more

Webinar for Fall 2009 Public Comment

The Non-GMO Project Standard is now open for public comment until November 10th. During this fifth public comment period, the Project will, for the first time, host a webinar on the Standard. The webinar will focus on the contents, scope, requirements, and variances of the Non-GMO Project Standard, with an emphasis on making the document accessible to those for whom it is a first review. The session will also be valuable to those who are already familiar with the Standard; we will be cover... Read more

Dr. Vandana Shiva to speak at Pitzer College

Dr. Vadana Shiva will speak at Pitzer College in Claremont, California, this Wednesday, Ocobter 14th. This is an amazing opportunity for anyone in the southern California area to learn from one of the leading experts on sustainability. Dr. Shiva will be participating in Pitzer College's Changemakers Speaker Series and will be presenting on "Earth Democracy: Beyond Dead Democracy and Killing Economies." Dr. Shiva's work is of particular importance to anyone interested in the GMO controversy. She ... Read more

Project Covered on Front Page of NYT Business Section

Click here to see the story on the New York Times' website ‘Non-GMO’ Seal Identifies Foods Mostly Biotech-Free By WILLIAM NEUMAN Published: August 28, 2009 Alarmed that genetically engineered crops may be finding their way into organic and natural foods, an industry group has begun a campaign to test products and label those that are largely free of biotech ingredients. A campaign hopes to back up claims some food makers are already making. With farmers using gene-altered s... Read more

Whole Foods Market displays commitment to Non-GMO Project in Times Square & Las Vegas

Last Tuesday, in coordination with its announcement of plans to use the Non-GMO Project's Product Verification Program in connection with its private label product lines, Whole Foods Market showed displays of the Non-GMO Project logo on the Reuters sign in Times Square and on the Clear Channel sign in Las Vegas. The logo was accompanied by the statement "Whole Foods Market to Label Private Label Food Products Non-GMO." The display marked an exciting turning point, as mainstream audiences begin t... Read more

Non-GMO Project Experiences Rapid Growth; Extends 25% Verification Program Discount

The trend toward Non-GMO Project Verification is expanding dramatically, with recent signs including a doubling of product enrollment and an announcement by Whole Foods Market that they will be verifying their private label products through the Non-GMO Project. New participants of the Non-GMO Project’s Product Verification Program (PVP) include Kettle Brand Potato Chips, Guayaki, Full of Life Products, Tofurky, Turtle Island Foods, Green Mountain Gringo, and Straus Family Creamery. New Chap... Read more

Organic Processing Magazine Features Non-GMO Project

The current issue of Organic Processing Magazine, out today, features a story by Ken Roseboro titled "Keeping GMOs Out of Organic: Non-GMO Project Builds Critical Mass to Address Growing Threat." This excellent coverage of the Non-GMO Project includes quotes from UNFI founder (and Non-GMO Project Board President) Michael Funk, as well as from Board Members Dag Falck (of Nature's Path Organic Foods) and Michael Potter (of Eden Foods). The article offers clear and compelling coverage on why the Pr... Read more

Whole Foods Market® Partners with Non-GMO Project to Label Company’s Private Label Food Products Using New Third-Party Standard

Whole Foods Market Encourages Other Retailers & Branded Product Manufacturers to Make Similar Commitment to Non-GMO Food Supply Chain AUSTIN, TX (July 7, 2009). Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFMI), the leading natural and organic grocer, today announced a commitment to the Non-GMO Project –a non-profit collaboration of manufacturers, retailers, processors, distributors, farmers, seed breeders and consumers – to use the Non-GMO’s Product Verification Program (PVP) in connection with Who... Read more

Project Launches Promotional Partnership with Guayaki

[caption id="attachment_1135" align="alignright" width="303"] This label, which includes info about the Project and a link to our website, will begin appearing in stores this November[/caption] As the Non-GMO Project moves into a stage of active public outreach and education, we're excited by the support of companies like Guayaki, who are doing everything they can to help spread awareness about GMOs and the Non-GMO Project, including promotion on their label. Guayaki recently enrolled all of ... Read more

Emerging Opportunities for Farmers In the Non-GMO Market

The Non-GMO Project's Executive Director, Megan Thompson, will speak with farmers in Nebraska this summer as part of Grain Place Food's annual farm tour and seminar. The subject will be "Emerging Opportunities for Farmers in the Non-GMO Market," and the event will be an opportunity to have a direct dialogue with farmers about the benefits and challenges of operating with rigorous GMO contamination controls, such as those outlined in the Non-GMO Project Standard. The host, Grain Place Foods, offe... Read more