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GMO Sweet Corn—Anything but Sweet

For many of us sweet corn has been a cornerstone of summer meals and a symbol of the fall harvest and Thanksgiving since we were children. However, this once benign treat has gone through a radical change. In 2011, Monsanto announced their plans to grow genetically modified sweet corn on 250,000 acres in the United States. The harvest from these GMO (genetically modified organism) fields will account for 40 percent of the sweet corn market in 2012. Monsanto’s GMO sweet corn is bred to resis... Read more

Numi Organic Tea Brews “Pure Tea” Precedent with Non-GMO Verification

Industry pioneer becomes the first authorized to label its packaging and tea bags with the industry leading certifier   Oakland, CA- August 27, 2012- Numi Organic Tea, the innovative company widely credited with popularizing organic flowering tea, rooibos, and most recently pu-erh tea in North America, has become the first and only company to receive verification of its packaging and tea bags by the Non-GMO Project. Additionally, 30 varieties of Numi’s organic tea and teasan ble... Read more

Straus Family Creamery Introduces Non-GMO Project Verified Organic Greek Yogurt

Sustainably-made, rich, organic yogurt with the authentic Straus Family Creamery flavor MEDIA CONTACT Lena Brook 415-601-0504 Phone: (707) 776-2887 ◦ Fax: (707) 776-2888 ◦ E-mail: Website: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Petaluma, Calif., August 6, 2012 – Straus Family Creamery proudly introduces Organic Greek Yogurt, the only Non-GMO Project Verified, certified Organic Greek Yogurt on the US market. The Organic Greek Y... Read more

Visioning for our Non-GMO Future

[caption id="attachment_6110" align="alignright" width="300"] NGP Board Members, from L to R. Top Row: Albert Straus, Mark Squire, Michael Potter, Courtney Pineau (staff), Grant Lundberg, Corinne Shindelar, Michael Funk, Bob Gerner, Melissa Hughes, John Fagan (advisor). Bottom Row: Dag Falck, Megan Westgate, Maureen Kirkpatrick.[/caption] The Non-GMO Project Board's 4th annual strategic planning retreat, held July 16-18 in California, was full of inspiration and thought-provoking conversation... Read more

Shortstacks by Southern Culture Artisan Foods receives Non-GMO Project Verification for pancake products

Atlanta, GA – 7/12/12 Southern Culture Artisan Foods, a breakfast lifestyle brand, is very proud to announce that they have received Non-GMO Project Verification for their entire line of pancake products . The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit organization offering North America’s only third party verification for non-GMO foods and products. “Using great ingredients for our products had always been our #1 priority and we are ecstatic to have received this coveted third party verification ... Read more

Scratch and Peck Feeds: First Feed Company in North America to Achieve Non-GMO Project Verification

Bellingham, WA – July 9, 2012: Scratch and Peck Feeds, the nation’s fastest growing 100% soy-free animal feed producer is extremely pleased to announce it has received the Non-GMO Project Verification for its entire line of poultry and animal feeds. The Non-GMO Project offers North America’s only third party verification and labeling for non-GMO food and products. This designation makes us the first feed company in North America to achieve this status. Scratch and Peck made a commitment... Read more

Nature’s Express – Berkeley Restaurant First In North America to Offer a Non-GMO Project Verified Menu

Berkeley, CA – June 27, 2012 – Nature’s Express, a restaurant in Berkeley, California has become the first restaurant to offer menu items verified by the Non‐GMO Project. At natural grocery stores, Non‐GMO Project Verified is already the fastest growing label claim in the industry, with over $2 billion in annual sales. With this inaugural restaurant verification, Nature’s Express is paving the way for the restaurant sector to follow suit. GMOs, or “Genetically Modified Organisms... Read more

Retailer Webinar – Strategies for a Successful Non-GMO Month

Join Megan Westgate, Executive Director of the Non-GMO Project for a free one-hour webinar on strategies for a successful Non-GMO Month. The webinar will be held: Tuesday, July 24th, 2012 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM PDT REGISTER NOW With the help of dedicated natural products retailers, consumer awareness of the GMO issue is increasing rapidly in the United States and Canada.Want to learn more about Non-GMO Month and why your store should get involved? Non-GMO Month 2012 Registration Flyer (PDF) ... Read more

Take part in North America’s largest celebration of our right to choose Non-GMO

It’s finally summertime in Western Washington, and our little office is abuzz with excitement.  The  lettuce is full, the strawberries are ripening beautifully, and our work putting everything in place for Non-GMO Month 2012 is beginning in earnest. This October, we will be celebrating our third annual Non-GMO Month. This month-long celebration plays an essential role in bringing visibility to the issue of GMOs in our food supply. In collaboration with dedicated retailers, manufacturers, ... Read more

Reader Responds to NYT Cover Story on GMOs

Today's New York Times cover story, Battle Brewing Over Labeling of Genetically Modified Food, is encouraging evidence that the mainstream is taking note of this critical issue. But did the story get the facts straight? We agree with Bill Keefe of Glastonbury, CT, who sent the comments below to the NYT. Full disclosure: Bill happens to be the father of our Outreach Coordinator, Chris Keefe, but the Project was not in any way involved in drafting these comments. The Keefes are just a family full ... Read more

Newly Launched TruJoy Sweets™ Candy Canes Achieve Non-GMO Project Verification

Wheeling, IL, (May 17, 2012) – TruJoy Sweets™, one the country’s only brands of delightful, delicious, confectionary products made with all natural ingredients and without any corn syrup, artificial colors or flavors, announced today that TruJoy Sweets™ Candy Canes have been officially verified by the Non-GMO Project, North America’s only independent verification for products made according to rigorous best practices for GMO avoidance. In order to achieve product verification, TruJo... Read more

House Foods America Receives Non-GMO Project Verification for Tofu

Garden Gove, CA (May 11, 2012) - House Foods America, premium tofu purveyor since 1983, is proud to announce that they have received Non-GMO Project Verification for their entire line of tofu. The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit organization offering North America’s only third party verification for non-GMO foods and products. “We have always been dedicated to creating our tofu with US-grown, non-GMO soybeans here at House Foods, and we are thrilled and honored to have the third party ver... Read more

Highlights from the Non-GMO Challenge

In April of 2012, the Non-GMO Project launched the Non-GMO Challenge in celebration of Earth Month. The objective of the Challenge was to give people an opportunity to make a meaningful non-GMO commitment while learning more about GMOs and having fun in the process. On our website, there were daily and weekly activations that included answering quiz questions, posting pictures of the Non-GMO Project verification mark on products, sharing a non-GMO meal, and swapping out a product that poten... Read more

Non-GMO Project in Vogue

The current issue of Vogue magazine (May 2012) features an excellent article on GMOs. A well-researched piece by Eve Conant, "Lab to Table" covers the latest research on the technology as well as the burgeoning resistance movement. The article concludes with great info about the solutions offered by the Non-GMO Project, and ends with this quote from Non-GMO Project Executive Director Megan Westgate: I asked Westgate if she felt certain GMOs were dangerous. "What evidence do we have that they ... Read more

Happy Earth Day!

[caption id="attachment_5524" align="alignright" width="300"] From the greenhouse to the chicken coop to the pantry, get tips and inspiration for your own non-GMO commitment.[/caption] While I certainly agree that "every day is Earth Day," I also never turn down a chance to celebrate something good. Earth Day is a perfect time to pause and reflect on everything we're already doing to support a sustainable Earth, and to deepen our commitments to protecting our one and only beautiful planet. ... Read more

10 Ways to Spring Clean GMOs Out of Your Home

You may already realize how critical a non-GMO diet is to the health of our planet—if so, good for you! Or you may be new to this issue and just starting to learn about all of the ways that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) threaten our soil, water, animals, insects and ecosystem at large. Either way, here at the Non-GMO Project we want to help you deepen your commitment to a non-GMO future. That’s why we created the Non-GMO Challenge for Earth Month. The Challenge is an action-oriented ... Read more