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Welcome, Cameron!

The Non-GMO Project is excited to welcome Cameron Miller as the Director of Client Experience! What interests you about working with the Non-GMO Project- what about this opportunity caught your attention? After eighteen years of a successful career that spanned a number of disciplines, but never quite aligned with a deeper sense of purpose, I was eager to find a purposed-aligned career opportunity.  Sustainable food systems have been an interest of mine since childhood. The Non-GMO Projec... Read more

Welcome, Taylor!

The Non-GMO Project is excited to welcome Taylor Hansen to the Standards and Verification team as their Quality Assurance Coordinator!   Taylor is a Washington native. She studied Food Science and has a background in production baking, and Quality Control in the fresh berry sector.   She has always found joy in baking. Her fascination with food science began at a young age when she desperately wanted to know how and why the components of food work together, and how the food she eats is... Read more

Terra Kai Organics’ Júce is now officially Non-GMO Project Verified

Terra Kai Organics’ Júce is now officially Non-GMO Project Verified Washington State based organic superfood and supplement company, Terra Kai Organics, is proud to announce that all varieties of its premier and best selling product, Júce is now Non-GMO Project Verified.  Designed to provide the fruits and vegetables which are important to the average American diet, Júce REDS, Júce GREENS, and Júce Super Fruit and Veggie Vitamin Blend are crafted with 35 or more different organic f... Read more

The Non-GMO Project Standard Revision Public Comment Period Three is Now Open

About the Non-GMO Project Standard The Non-GMO Project is a nonprofit organization committed to preserving and building sources of non-GMO products, educating consumers, and providing verified non-GMO choices. This important work is largely accomplished through our Product Verification Program, the foundation of North America’s most trusted and meaningful label for GMO avoidance. Consumers trust our label because it is a third-party verification program backed by the most rigorous St... Read more

Americans Deserve Better than the USDA’s GMO Labeling Law

The USDA issued its final rule for the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard (NBFDS) today, to be published in the Federal Register on December 21, 2018. The Non-GMO Project is disappointed by the content of the final rule, which jeopardizes GMO transparency for Americans. The NBFDS demonstrates that only the Non-GMO Project provides the transparent labeling consumers have been demanding for more than 20 years. In its current form, categorical exemptions prevent this law from delive... Read more

GMO Potato Now Classified as High-Risk | FAQs

GENERAL INFORMATION The potato has been added to the High-Risk list of the Non-GMO Project Standard. The Non-GMO Project considers crops and inputs to be “High-Risk” when there is a high likelihood of GMO contamination in the conventional and non-GMO supply chain.  The Non-GMO Project uses a risk matrix to determine the Standard’s High-Risk list. The risk matrix focuses on key criteria, including the number of acres planted, commercial availability, the presence in the supply chain, u... Read more

New GMO Soy Variety Enters the Supply Chain

It has come to the Non-GMO Project’s attention that a producer of soy and soybean oil (Calyxt) is entering into contracts to sell a new high-oleic acid soybean variety developed with the gene editing technique TALEN. Though this TALEN soy variety does not contain transgenes in the finished product, it was developed using biotechnology and is therefore a GMO. Products made with this soy are not eligible for Verification under the Non-GMO Project Standard. The Project will be ensuring complianc... Read more

GMO Potato Now Classified as High-Risk

Non-GMO Project addresses supply chain risks caused by new techniques like CRISPR and RNAi Contact: Kristin Wheeler Phone: 360.255.7704 x131 Email: press@nongmoproject.org BELLINGHAM, WA—October 31—The potato has been added to the High-Risk list of the Non-GMO Project Standard because a GMO potato variety is now “widely commercially available” in the United States. To determine when a crop needs to be moved from the Monitored-Risk list to the High-Risk list, the Project uses an e... Read more

Hippie Snacks Launches New Non-GMO Project Verified Cauliflower Crisps and Avocado Crisps

Hippie Snacks Launches New Cauliflower Crisps and Avocado Crisps The hottest plant-based ingredients – finally, in a snackable on-the-go format Burnaby, BC (October 17, 2018): Hippie Snacks, a Burnaby, British Columbia-based company specializing in premium plant-based foods, has added two new Non-GMO Project Verified products to its lineup: Cauliflower Crisps (in Original and Classic Ranch flavors) and Avocado Crisps (in Guacamole and Sea Salt). The fresh cauliflower and avocado is sea... Read more

Welcome, Kathy!

We at the Non-GMO Project are excited to welcome Kathy Weinkle to the team as our Finance & Executive Coordinator! Kathy left Boston and the East Coast to move West to Seattle in 1993, to live closer to where the mountains meet the water, and then in 2003, she and her family headed north to Bellingham. Kathy has extensive experience in general operations, financial tracking as well as in career and educational advising. She also has developed a deep background in coaching individuals around... Read more