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GIVING NATURE FOODS TO DEBUT NON-GMO PROJECT VERIFIED EGGS

Lancaster, Pennsylvania December 5 2012 - Giving Nature Foods, a prominent leader in the production and distribution of cage free and organic eggs has announced the debut of a Non-GMO Project Verified egg. The new product, whose eggs come from hens that are fed feed that does not include genetically engineered grains, is the first of its kind to be marketed to prominent retailers such as Whole Foods Market. For over twenty years, Giving Nature has been committed to the ethical development... Read more

Califia Farms Gives You A Better Breakfast with Non-GMO Project Verified Almondmilk & Cuties Juice

Califia Farms is the California better beverage company that put Cuties® in a bottle. Cuties Juice® is fresh from the groves of Califia Farms’ parent company Sun Pacific, a Family-Owned Farming Operation in the San Joaquin Valley. Led by industry veteran Greg Steltenpohl, Califia Farms has changed the game in the dairy industry, introducing a line of Almondmilks in chic, modern carafes reminiscent of classic milk bottles. Califia Farms’ instantly iconic packaging now symbolizes quality, ... Read more

Congratulations to our Non-GMO Holiday Dreambox Winners!

Happy Holidays to our Non-GMO Project community! We are excited to announce the winners of our Non-GMO Holiday Dreamboxes: Linda Goodale and Valentina Thompson! In her entry Linda Goodale shared, "I have purchased an organic turkey and will be eating salad and greens from my garden and potatoes and sweet potatoes from the Farmers Market.  For desert we are having a pecan pie from our pecan trees and lemon bars from my lemon tree.  I will be purchasing organic butter, milk as well as ... Read more

Top 10 Non-GMO Achievements of 2012

2012 was a year of great progress for the non-GMO movement. The Non-GMO Project grew exponentially, seeing coverage in Vogue and “O” Magazine and a Facebook fan base passing the 100,000 mark. Landmark efforts for mandatory labeling at home and abroad helped catapult the GMO issue into the mainstream, and consumer demand for non-GMO choices went off the charts. While we still have our work cut out for us in 2013, we head into the new year buoyed by recent successes and riding a growing tid... Read more

MINDFUL MEATS ANNOUNCES NON-GMO PROJECT VERIFICATION

November 27, 2012 - Mindful Meats is pleased to offer the first and, currently, only Non-GMO Project Verified beef products in the United States. Based in Northern California, Mindful Meats works with a small group of organic, pasture-based farmers from Marin and Sonoma counties to bring beef cuts to grocery stores and restaurants. It is Mindful Meats’ mission to increase consumer access to pasture-raised and organically produced beef. In addition to being CCOF certified organic, being Non-... Read more

Enjoy Life Enjoys Non-GMO Project Verification

The Leading Allergy-Friendly Brand Achieves Non-GMO Project Verification on 24 Products (CHICAGO, IL) — Enjoy Life Foods, the number one brand in the allergy-friendly foods category, is pleased to announce that it has received the official Non-GMO Project Verification on all of its top food products. This benchmark places Enjoy Life Foods at the top of the gluten-free/allergy-friendly food chain, as no other “free from” company in the natural foods category has more verified non-GMO produ... Read more

Prop 37 may not have passed, but the NON-GMO MOVEMENT IS WINNING

We know many are feeling disappointment about the defeat of proposition 37 in California, but there is actually a lot to celebrate. Prop 37 has exponentially elevated the GMO conversation, not just in California but across the country. Opportunities to protect the future of our food are still powerful and plentiful, so stay positive and stay engaged! One thing you can do today? Share this infographic far and wide! You can download a PDF by clicking here, and you can also re-post from our Fac... Read more

Flora, Inc. Announces Non-GMO Project Verification

Lynden, WA, (October 31, 2012) – Flora is excited to announce that Flor-Essence, the #1 detox in the US, is now Non-GMO Project Verified. In addition to Flor-Essence, Flora is pleased to note that the following products have also received Non-GMO Project Verification: • Udo’s Oil 3.6.9 Blend • Udo’s Oil DHA 3.6.9 Blend • Udo’s Oil High Lignan 3.6.9 Blend • Flora’s DHA Flax Oil • Flora’s High Lignan Flax Oil “Partnering with the Non-GMO Project was a logical prog... Read more

Happy Non-GMO Halloween!

Enjoy Halloween without Frightful GMOs Here at the Non-GMO Project we love Halloween—costumes, parties, autumn leaves, and yes, sweets and treats. There are many ways to celebrate Halloween and help keep your family safe from treats that contain GMOs. Many of the companies that are verified by the Non-GMO Project offer wonderful Halloween treats for all of the little witches and goblins in your life. To help you in creating the best Halloween possible, the Non-GMO Project has collaborated wit... Read more

CEDAR’S MEDITERRANEAN FOODS, INC.’S HOMMUS ACHIEVES NON-GMO VERIFICATION

September 2012, Ward Hill, Mass., --- Cedar’s Mediterranean Foods, Inc., one of the original manufacturers of Mediterranean cuisine such as all natural hommus, pita chips, fresh salads, and tzatziki, has received Non-GMO Project Verification for its full line of Hommus. Through this verification, Cedar’s is setting a new standard in the hommus industry. The Non-GMO Project is “…committed to preserving and building sources of non-GMO products, educating consumers, and providing verifie... Read more

8 Ways to Celebrate Non-GMO Month this October

October 2012 marks the third annual Non-GMO Month, and the celebration could not be more timely. Recent polls show that more than 90% of Americans want to know whether or not their food contains GMOs, and 2012 has seen a groundswell in the “right to know” movement. In the past year, over 1.2 million Americans have contacted the FDA asking them to implement mandatory labeling of GMO foods, and more than a dozen states have taken up GMO labeling bills, including a voter initiative in Californi... Read more

Zulka® Pure Cane Sugar Announces Non-GMO Project Verification

All-Natural Sugar Brand Meets High Compliance Standards for Genetically Modified Organism Avoidance Los Angeles (Sept. 21, 2012) – Zulka® Pure Cane Sugar, an unrefined and granulated “Morena” style sugar, today announced verification from the Non-GMO Project. This distinguished verification confirms that Zulka adheres to the organization’s strict best practices for GMO (genetically modified organism) avoidance, including segregation and traceability of ingredients to prevent contamin... Read more

Barlean’s- First Non-GMO Project Verified Flax Oil

Ferndale, WA, (September 20, 2012) – Barlean’s is first in flax oil sales nationwide – and now also the first manufacturer verified by the Non-GMO Project. The Non-GMO Project is North America’s only independent verification for products made according to rigorous best practices for GMO (genetically modified organism) avoidance. Barlean’s flax oil, highest lignan flax oil and cold-milled flaxseeds are in compliance with these Non-GMO Project standards, which include strict traceabi... Read more

Courses for a Cause Brings Farm-Fresh Food to the Table, Sept. 29

Event proceeds will benefit the Non-GMO Project, a non-profit providing consumer education and alternatives to genetically engineered food Contact: Chassie Bell Whole Foods Market (760) 274-1590 chassie.bell@wholefoods.com Encinitas, Calif. (Sept. 06, 2012) – Whole Foods Market Encinitas is partnering with The Whole Journey and Feeding the Soul Foundation for an event to bring together like minded people to dine for a common mission for a cleaner food supply. On Sept. 29, the San Diego... Read more

Upfront Foods’ New Single-Serving Granola Receives Kosher Certification and Non-GMO Project Verification

BOCA RATON, Fla., Aug. 30, 2012 – Upfront Foods®, a new producer of gourmet granola in a single-serving grab-and-go pouch, now has OK Kosher certification and Non-GMO Project Verification for its signature granola with pecans and almonds, according to company founder Gigi Twist. The granola received the kosher certification and Non-GMO Project Verification this month and also is designated as 100 percent whole grain by the Whole Grains Council, Twist said.  It contains no artificial ingre... Read more

Back to School with the Non-GMO Project: 5 Tips for Packing a Non-GMO Lunchbox

  One of the best things about starting a new school year is the opportunity to develop new habits. The classroom is organized, desks are clean, and your child’s backpack is full of untouched school supplies. All of these are reminders of the fresh start that comes with being another grade older.  Make the most of this transition back to school and ensure that your child is carrying a healthy and delicious non-GMO lunch.   1) Educate yourself GMOs are lurking in the ... Read more