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Welcome, Kathy!

We at the Non-GMO Project are excited to welcome Kathy Weinkle to the team as ourFinance & 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

Frozen Garden Ready to Blend Green Smoothies Now Non-GMO Project Verified

October 9, 2018 (Valparaiso, IN) — Frozen Garden proudly announces its entire line of handcrafted frozen green smoothies are now Non-GMO Project Verified. Created to fill the gap in the average American diet, each smoothie starts with a base of dark leafy greens and is handcrafted using 100 percent whole fruits, vegetables, seeds and spices without any powders, supplements or gimmicks. Frozen Garden is dedicated to making real food for real people from real farmers. When available, they sou... Read more

Pre® Brands Beef is Now Officially Non-GMO Project Verified

Pre® Brands Beef is Officially Non-GMO Project Verified Non-GMO from the start, the most innovative brand in beef now bears the consumer-prized label. CHICAGO, IL, October 3, 2018 – Pre®, the rapidly growing premium, packaged fresh foods brand, announced today that its full line of grass-fed and finished beef is now Non-GMO Project Verified. Founded on 100% transparency, Pre announced this development as part of its continued commitment to providing consumers the highest quality food ... Read more

Planning Your 2019 Digital Marketing Campaign with Non-GMO Project Verification in Mind

Article courtesy of guest bloggers from Intellitonic As your brand plans its 2019 marketing initiatives, there are several important questions to keep in mind: What products or services will you promote? Which audiences will you reach out to, where, and how? The beginning of the year is also a great time to take a look at what has worked best in previous years in order to set your key marketing goals. Providing accessible, trustworthy, and clearly labeled non-GMO products gives people ... Read more

Fruit Bliss Snackable Fruit and Nut Bites Now Non-GMO Project Verified

FRUIT BLISS EXPANDS INTO THE SNACK CATEGORY WITH THE LAUNCH OF SNACKABLE FRUIT & NUT BITES IN NEW, SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING NEW Fruit & Nut Bites now available direct-to-consumer on FruitBliss.com and Coming to Amazon in October Organic snack food company, Fruit Bliss, is proud to announce the expansion of its offerings to now include pure and simple Fruit & Nut Bites. Made with only five ingredients or less, Fruit & Nut Bites combine a tasty blend of fiber-rich fruit a... Read more

Second Public Comment Period of 2018 Now Underway on the Non-GMO Project Standard

The Non-GMO Project’s biennial public comment periods are foundational to our third-party integrity and fulfillment of our nonprofit mission. From August 20th through October 18th, 2018, public comment is being accepted on changes made in response to comments submitted during round one of the 2018 comment period, which was held from April 16th through June 14th, 2018. The intention of the second round of comment is to alert stakeholders to potential changes to the Standard, allowing an o... Read more

Consumer Awareness of GMOs Continues to Soar

The right to know what’s in your food continues to ring true with consumers. According to the Hartman Organic and Natural Report 2018 consumer awareness of GMOs is almost universal at 97%. The growth in consumer awareness also aligns with an increasing amount of consumers seeking to avoid GMOs. Hartman reports that 46% of shoppers deliberately avoid GMOs when shopping. This finding aligns with the continued growth of sales of Non-GMO Project Verified products which is now estimated to be at... Read more

Emerging Techniques in Biotechnology Pose New Risks to the Non-GMO Supply Chain

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 that th... Read more

Europe’s Highest Court Confirms: Products of New Genetic Engineering Techniques are GMOs

The Non-GMO Project applauds the European Court of Justice’s July 25, 2018 ruling on new genetic engineering techniques, which clarifies that products of techniques such as CRISPR-cas9, RNAi, and gene drives are to be considered GMOs under European law. This is a great victory for the 508 million European consumers who will benefit from the regulation and labeling of products made with genetic engineering. The decision aligns with the Non-GMO Project’s position, as products of these new tech... Read more

Lutemax Range SKUs Now Non-GMO Project Verified

OmniActive Health Technologies proudly announces that both Lutemax 2020 and Lutemax Free Lutein (both oil suspension [sunflower] 20% SKUs) are now Non-GMO Project Verified. Lutemax 2020 is a naturally-derived ingredient from premium marigold flowers, containing lutein and the zeaxanthin isomers, RR-zeaxanthin and RS [meso]-zeaxanthin. Produced through a fully vertically integrated supply chain under GMPs and sustainable practices, the Lutemax range of ingredients is found in leading eye health f... Read more