News + Updates

Supporting Non-GMO Project Clients in Unprecedented Times

In light of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Non-GMO Project wants to support participants in their ongoing participation in our Product Verification Program. As such, an interim policy regarding product verification renewals has been developed and was released to the Technical Administrators on March 27th. This policy aims to make accommodations for the ongoing changes in the supply chain due to the current pandemic without compromising the integrity of the Non-GMO Project Standard and verific... Read more

Working Together Through the COVID-19 Crisis — a letter from our Executive Director

Last night, as I sat listening to the exuberant chorus of spring peepers from the pond in my backyard, I was struck by how full of paradox the world feels right now. Here in Bellingham, WA, our daily lives have completely changed. We moved all of our Non-GMO Project staff to virtual work 10 days ago and we are in the strange process of creating new daily rhythms that don’t include offices, schools, restaurants, or any social gatherings. At the same time that all of this isolation is occ... Read more

Ciranda Celebrates 25 Years of Organic Ingredient Supply

HUDSON, WI (March 10, 2020) – It is with immense gratitude and celebration that Ciranda, Inc. announces 25 years in business — and 25 years of organic ingredients! Since its founding, the company has stayed true to its mission of expanding the organic industry, while supporting sustainable agriculture practices and the livelihood of farmers around the world.   Ciranda introduced itself as an organic export business in 1994. Founders, Hans and Joan Friese, built strong relationships wi... Read more

Shoppers and Brands Agree: We Want Proof It’s Non-GMO!

It’s not just grocery shoppers who are looking for Non-GMO Project Verified products — the brands you know and trust look for the Butterfly when they source ingredients too! As shoppers demand more transparency from food brands, brands are in turn demanding more transparency and more documentation from their suppliers. For the supply chain participants who make our favorite ingredients, this means proof of Non-GMO Project Verification is more important than ever before. Non-GMO Project C... Read more

Manukora Manuka Honey is Now Non-GMO Project Verified

Manukora is excited to announce that all products from their Manuka honey range are now Non-GMO Project Verified, North America’s most rigorous third-party verification for non-GMO foods and products. Manukora honey is sourced from untouched forests in remote regions in New Zealand. The remoteness of our sourcing regions means our bees have an endless source of nectar to feed from. Our honey is a direct product of the environment it was created in — no quick fixes here. Quality honey ... Read more

A Non-GMO Project Certificate of Verification is a Ticket to Success

Consumers have been asking for GMO transparency for more than two decades. As store buying policies and federal regulations are catching up with consumer expectations, self-made GMO claims are no longer sufficient for clients in the natural food supply chain. As shoppers demand more transparency from food brands, brands are in turn demanding more transparency and more documentation from their suppliers. For supply chain participants, this means proof of Non-GMO Project Verification is more impor... Read more

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

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 ref... 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

Frozen Garden Launches Fusions – A New Line of Non-GMO Verified Single-Serve Water Infusers

Fusions are a frozen “cube” made with 100 percent fruit and herbs that consumers can add to water Valparaiso, IN (August 9, 2019) – Frozen Garden, known for its frozen Green Smoothies is expanding beyond its current line to offer consumers a convenient way to infuse their water, without added sugar or processed powders, with its new and innovative Fusions. Each Frozen Garden Fusion is Non-GMO Project Verified, handcrafted with 100% real fruit and herbs and frozen into a single-serve ... Read more

Nuttee Bean Co.® presents FAVALICIOUS™: Snacks as they’ve never bean before!

A highly exclusive ingredient list, but an all inclusive guest list  MIAMI – (May 30, 2019) Since day one, the goal of Nuttee Bean Co.® has been to create clean-label snacks that can be enjoyed by anyone and everyone, regardless of dietary restrictions or food allergies. Excitingly, Nuttee Bean Co.® is rolling out their new packaging, developed with the help of their customer base and Package Designer Sarah Wielusz. Coupled with new non-GMO and Kosher certifications, FAVALICIOUS® (a... Read more