Category: News

Why the Non-GMO Project Verifies Low-Risk Ingredients

One of the most common questions we get at the Non-GMO Project is why we verify products that are seemingly not at risk or at low-risk of being produced from genetically modified organisms (GMOs). While it may seem strange to have Non-GMO Project Verified salt or fruit, there are several important reasons that we verify all types of products—including those for which genetically modified versions have not yet been commercialized. Hidden high-risk ingredients First, some ingredients that seem... Read more

RIBUS Earns Non-GMO Project Verification for Bev, Food, Pet, Supplement Ingredients

RIBUS’ Peirce presents at ExpoWest “Clean Label” seminar 3/8; exhibiting at Engredea, SCIFTS Leading ingredient supplier RIBUS, has earned Non-GMO Project Verified certification for its rice-based natural and organic alternatives to synthetic ingredients. Its products - Nu-BAKE®, Nu-FLAC®, Nu-FLOW®, and Nu-RICE®, - are widely used to replace synthetic ingredients such as silicon dioxide and magnesium stearate in the food, beverage, pet, and dietary supplements sectors. While all US ... Read more

Purely Pinole™ Power Breakfast Cereals Now Non-GMO Project Verified

Purely Pinole™, the first brand to introduce the Aztec power food pinole (pih-nol) to the U.S., is pleased to announce it has earned Non-GMO Project Verification across its entire line of delicious hot breakfast cereals. Created by the Aztecs more than 500 years ago for energy and endurance, pinole is made from a rare variety of ancient purple maize (roasted for rich, nutty flavor), chocolatey cacao, and hints of cinnamon. A nutritional powerhouse, Purely Pinole helps consumers get more out... Read more

Star Anise Foods Receives Non-GMO Project Verified Status for New Vietnamese Simmer Sauce Products

Non-GMO Project Verifies All-Natural Vietnamese Simmer Sauce with No Stabilizers, No Carrageen, No Xanthan Gum, No MSG, and No Preservatives. Star Anise Foods, a women-owned, independent company, has received Non-GMO Project Verified status for their four new Vietnamese Simmer Sauce products. Easy to make, gluten free sauces with clean ingredients… a pantry staple. No stabilizers, no thickeners, no MSG, and no preservatives. Quick meals in 8 minutes. Open jar, pour sauce in the pan, add v... Read more

Barry Callebaut Announces Three Additional Non-GMO Project Verified Products

Commitment to Consumer Trends Continues Barry Callebaut now offers Non-GMO Project Verified organic white and milk chocolates Barry Callebaut’s portfolio of Non-GMO Project Verified chocolates and cocoa powders grows to 26 products CHICAGO – (February 1, 2017) – Barry Callebaut – the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products – today announced that three additional chocolates have been verified by the Non-GMO Project. Barry Callebaut’s O... Read more

Asante Mama Herbal Teas & Spices Now Certified Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified

A one-of-a-kind African-inspired brand of herbal infusions, culinary spices, and cocoa to launch in the USA after receiving verification for over fifty products from the Non-GMO Project. Asante Mama, a Uganda brand with natural and organic herbal teas, spices and cocoa has announced today that it recently earned the Non-GMO Project Verified certification a wide range of products. Asante Mama is a brand of Sunshine Agro Products Ltd., a Ugandan Social Enterprise established in 2007. The... Read more

Aleia’s Gluten Free Foods Receives Non-GMO Project Verified Status

Non-GMO Project Accreditation Signifies Rigorous Best Practices Aleia’s Gluten Free Foods, a pioneer and leader in the category, has received Non-GMO Project Verified status for twelve products its line of specialty cookies and bread products. The Non-GMO Project is North America’s leading third-party source for verification and labeling of non-GMO food and products which are made according to rigorous best practices for GMO (genetically modified organisms) avoidance. Aleia’s is also o... Read more

Welcome Erin!

The Non-GMO Project is excited to welcome Erin Matchett to the team, as the new Marketing and Communications Assistant. Erin is a California native whose love of the outdoors brought her to the Pacific Northwest. Erin is a graduate of UC Santa Barbara with a BA in Communication and a minor in American History. She also holds a Juris Doctor from Southwestern Law School and is admitted to the State Bar of California. Erin’s legal studies took her to London, Italy and Hawaii, and she strives t... Read more

Welcome Andriana!

We at the Non-GMO Project are pleased to welcome Andriana Rogers to our Marketing and Communications department as Digital Content Assistant. With a bachelor’s degree from CU Boulder focusing on environmental and social justice, Andriana has long been dedicated to ensuring a safe and sustainable food supply. Her student work experience includes the CU Environmental Center and the non-profit Eco-Cycle, along with volunteer positions focusing on everything from food rescue to free speech. The... Read more

Welcome Heather!

The Non-GMO Project is pleased to welcome Heather Walker as the new Client Services Assistant! Heather recently earned her Masters in Development Studies from Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand, where as part of her studies she researched the motivations of Indonesian coffee cooperatives to become fair trade certified and their early experience as a fair trade partner. Previously, as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mali, she lived in a rural farming community and worked with women’s ... Read more