News + Updates

2019: The Year in Review

As we welcome the roaring 20s, let’s revisit the major GMO-related happenings of the past year. 2019 rode in on the back of the National Bioengineering Food Disclosure Standard (NBFDS), a piece of regulation born to confuse, confound and mystify. At the Non-GMO Project, we worked hard this year to provide the transparency and reliability the NBFDS lacks, releasing v.15 of our Standard (you can read the Standard here anytime). Now let’s review the action that occurred outside the building... Read more

What You Need to Know about the New GMOs Showing Up in Our Food Supply

Is it possible to create a non-GMO product using genetic engineering? While that might seem ludicrous to most of us, biotechnology companies have mounted an aggressive campaign to convince the world that the products of new genetic engineering techniques such as CRISPR are, in fact, non-GMO. Although this is completely unsupported by the scientific reality (more on that in a moment), developers of these products are so determined to distance themselves from the consumer rejection of GMOs tha... Read more

Norm’s Farms Select Elderberry Jams, Mixers and Supplements Are Now Non-GMO Project Verified

Pittsboro, North Carolina based Norm’s Farms is the first US-based, vertically integrated company specializing in making great tasting and great-for-you foods and supplements featuring the American elderberry grown sustainably on our network of family farms. Functional Foods and Supplements Made With Pure Simple Ingredients Elderberry has been used by traditional cultures around the world for a millennium because of its immune system boosting and antiviral properties. Norm’s Farms sh... Read more

Maison Riviera Coconut Based Yogurt Alternatives are now Non-GMO Project Verified 

Montreal based, Maison Riviera has recently entered the U.S. market with its coconut-based yogurt alternative.  Part of Maison Riviera’s overarching mission of taking care of people and ensuring their well-being while encouraging agriculture that is both sustainable and sound, the product line was created to satisfy those with lactose or gluten intolerances, nut allergies as well as vegans, vegetarians, flexitarians and anyone else who wants to adopt ethical eating habits.  A feel-go... Read more

Understanding Biotechnology: New GMOs

Please review Understanding Biotechnology: What is a GMO? for GMO basics. THE EMERGENCE OF NEW GMOS For the past 25 years, genetically modified organisms have been largely limited to transgenic crops and animals: organisms that have been genetically modified by combining the DNA from two or more different species. This is beginning to change. GMOs are now being created with newer genetic engineering techniques, some of which do not involve transgenic technologies. The Non-GMO Project is commit... Read more

Welcome Karoline!

Karoline is excited to bring her experience teaching and love of communication and research to the Non-GMO Project to promote education and food transparency. After receiving her M.A. in English from Western Washington University, Karoline applied her education as an editor for pedagogy and writing journals and a teacher of English and creative writing. Before coming to the Non-GMO Project, she was a teacher and program coordinator in Madrid, Spain. Outside of work, Karoline enjoys being... Read more

Understanding Biotechnology: What is a GMO?

The Non-GMO Project Product Verification Program allows participants to submit products to be evaluated against the Non-GMO Project Standard. Participants must demonstrate that their products are not made with genetically modified organisms, including products of biotechnology. Products that demonstrate their non-GMO status in accordance with the Standard may become Verified and use the Non-GMO Project Verified mark. GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS A genetically modified organism (GMO) is an or... Read more

NONNI’S FOODS DEBUTS FIRST LINE OF NON-GMO PROJECT VERIFIED BISCOTTI AND BISCOTTI BITES FROM LA DOLCE VITA

Contact: Maggie Lowman Maggie.Lowman@hkstrategies.com (440) 591-1129 New line of premium artisan snacks to be unveiled at Expo East 2019 WEXFORD, PA. (Sept. 11, 2019) – Nonni’s Foods, North America’s leading artisan baker, is debuting a new line of La Dolce Vita biscotti and biscotti bites at this year’s Expo East taking place Sept. 12 – 14. Baked with premium, Non-GMO Project Verified ingredients, Fairtrade certified cocoa and cage-free eggs, these new products reflect t... Read more

Nature’sRepair Food Grade Skin Care Products are Now Non-GMO Project Verified

(September 4 - Grandville, MI) - At Nature’sRepair, a 100% natural food skin care company, the core mission has always been to foster a toxin free world. A world without the endless chemicals and toxins that overwhelm us at every turn. In support of this ambitious initiative, Nature’sRepair is thrilled to announce its superfood skin care products are now Non-GMO Project verified. A true confirmation of the company’s commitment to providing truly healthy skin care to people from al... Read more

Welcome Lindsey!

The Non-GMO Project is excited to welcome Lindsey Rieck to the Marketing and Outreach team as their Digital Media Assistant! Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Lindsey developed a love for the environment at a young age from going on long hikes with her family. After graduating from Western Washington University with a BA in Environmental Studies and a minor in communications, Lindsey spent a year as an AmeriCorps Food Educator at Common Threads Farm. As a Food Educator, she developed a ... Read more