News + Updates

What are Micro Ingredients and Why are They Important?

When we were getting the Project started, the thing that motivated me the most was the need to preserve non-GMO choices in the food supply, because they were disappearing. There weren't going to be any non-GMO choices if we didn’t do something. — Megan Westgate, Non-GMO Project Executive Director The Non-GMO Project Standard is the guiding document for our work protecting and building the non-GMO food supply. Every two years, the Standard is revised and strengthened to address the chal... Read more

What is Bioengineered Food?

On January 1, 2022, the federal Bioengineered (BE) Food labeling law will take full effect. Under the BE labeling law, certain food products that are made with GMOs will require a disclosure of bioengineered ingredients.  The BE labeling law, known formally as the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard or NBFDS, was introduced in 2016 as a federal response to state-level GMO labeling campaigns. However, this law is not nearly as comprehensive as either the state laws it is meant t... Read more

New GMO Alert: Collagen from Genetically Engineered Microbes – August, 2021

If you’re one who prefers animal-free products, vegan collagen might be up your alley. But if you wish to avoid GMOs, you’ll want to stop and consider how exactly that collagen was made. If it involved synbio, it would fall squarely under the Non-GMO Project Standard’s definition of a GMO product. That’s because synbio is the genetic engineering of microorganisms. Today, we look at how synbio collagen is expanding from skin care products into food and drink. Geltor Releases Its Ne... Read more

New GMO Alert: Animal-Plant Hybrids – July, 2021

Moolec Science is Genetically Engineering Animal-Plant Hybrids As our research team uncovers the frontiers of genetic engineering, we often think, “You just can’t make this stuff up!” Today, we have an alert for you about the exploitation of plants to create animal proteins. It’s one more reason to carefully track the inputs used to make your ingredients and products—and to stay informed! All products of new genetic engineering techniques are defined as GMOs by the Project’s... Read more

URBL is now Non-GMO Project Verified!

[Vancouver, Canada, 07/14/21] — URBL (https://www.urblicious.com), plant-based “functional botanical” beverage shots, today announced Non-GMO Project Verification (https://www.nongmoproject.org/) for their product line “Superfood Decoctions.” The company’s ingredients, supply-chain, and production facilities demonstrated compliance in a third-party audit and verification of traceability of sourced ingredients from suppliers. Commitment towards sustainability and transparency ... Read more

New GMO Alert: Perfect Day – June, 2021

Brands use Perfect Day® Synbio Proteins to Create GE Ice Cream As animal-free food alternatives rise in popularity, some brands are turning to synthetic biology—or synbio—to make these products. What is synbio? As it’s used in the market today, synbio is a GMO technique that involves the modification of microorganisms to create ingredients, such as dairy proteins or flavorings. In this edition of New GMO Alerts, we take a quick look at several ice cream brands using synbio ingredi... Read more

What You Need To Know About Bioengineered (BE) Food Labeling

Since its inception in 2007, the Non-GMO Project has advocated for meaningful, mandatory labeling of GMOs. And we are not alone: *65% of Americans believe GMOs should be labeled. So when the incoming federal labeling law for bioengineered (BE) foods was released, we hoped it would meet the public’s desire for transparency. We were disappointed. The BE labeling law, as written and passed in 2016, overlooks many products made from GMOs, making it insufficient. Meanwhile, labeling guidelin... Read more

Genetically engineered fish and meat coming to your table… soon?

Public’s opportunity to demand more testing and stricter regulation ends on May 7 BELLINGHAM, Wash—May 4, 2021. Genetically engineered animals are being developed at an accelerating pace, and could, with few regulations and limited testing, be arriving on dining room tables in the US in 2021. That’s due in part by efforts made by the previous administration to deregulate biotechnologies. On the final day of Sonny Perdue’s tenure as head of the US Department of Agriculture, a proposal ... Read more

New GMO Alert: Genetically Modified Salmon Ready for Launch – April, 2021

AquAdvantage® Genetically Modified Salmon Ready for U.S. Commercial Launch Welcome to the second edition of our New GMO Alerts newsletter! One of the Non-GMO Project’s primary goals is to create greater transparency in the supply chain, empowering you to make informed choices about the ingredients you use or the brands you choose. As the only U.S. organization exclusively dedicated to monitoring the development and commercialization of GMOs, we feel it’s important to share this in... Read more

RIJUICE EARNS NON-GMO PROJECT VERIFICATION

Lancaster, PA. 04/23/2021 — Select Juice, LLC (https://www.rijuice.com), 100% cold-pressed juice created in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country, today announced Non-GMO Project verification (https://www.nongmoproject.org/) for seven fruit and vegetable juice blends from their ríjuice® product line. The company’s ingredients, systems, and facilities demonstrated compliance in a third-party audit and verification of traceability of sourced ingredients from suppliers. Handcrafted by ... Read more

Join the Non-GMO Project in Commenting on USDA’s Proposed Regulation of Genetically Engineered Animals

The USDA has extended the public comment period for its proposed regulation of certain genetically engineered animals. Under its framework, the USDA would oversee these GMO animals and products from them, such as  meat, eggs, milk or other derivatives, as they move throughout the supply chain. In our submission, outlined below, the Non-GMO Project explains why any regulation of genetically engineered animals must meet the public’s demands for GMO transparency and deliver the rigorous oversi... Read more

Outside The Breadbox Vegan Oat Products Earn Non-GMO Project Verification

An assortment of their products have been verified compliant with the Project’s rigorous Standard. Colorado Springs, CO, February 9, 2021  Outside The Breadbox® (https://outsidethebreadbox.com), the first commercial gluten-free bakery in Colorado, today announced Non-GMO Project verification (https://www.nongmoproject.org/) for 10 items from their Vegan Oat product line. Outside The Breadbox’s ingredients, systems, and facilities demonstrated compliance in a third-party audit, which inc... Read more

New GMO Alert: Two New Gene-Edited Products in the Market – February, 2021

Two Calyxt® TALEN® gene-edited products in the marketplace Every day, our researchers at the Non-GMO Project monitor the rapidly changing GMO landscape, including development and commercialization of GMOs by over 400 companies. Two recent announcements caught our eye, in part, because they could have implications for the supply chain. These products may potentially be marketed and sold as non-GMO. Please note, however, that products using gene-editing techniques fall squarely into the Non-G... Read more

New GMOs Created by Synbio Threaten Food Supply

Brands, retailers and consumers at risk -- 2020 GMO labelling law will not apply BELLINGHAM, WASH—In an article published on January 28, 2021, in Nutrition Business Journal, synthetic biology (“synbio”) was identified as a major threat to the North American supply of food and supplements at grocery stores. In particular, natural and organic food brands, retailers, and consumers are in danger of finding these unregulated and unlabelled GMOs in their shopping carts.  The past five yea... Read more

Sustainable Foods Summit Goes Online  

November 19th 2020   Sustainable Foods Summit Goes Online   London – The Sustainable Foods Summit (http://www.sustainablefoodssummit.com/northamerica/) will discuss the impacts of the  coronavirus pandemic on production and consumption of sustainable foods. COVID-19 is  changing the way we shop and eat; it is also influencing raw material supply chains and  distribution of food products. The sustainability implications will be discussed at the 11th  North American edition, hosted... Read more

Upcoming Webinar- The Butterfly Effect: Unlocking the Power of Non-GMO Project Verification

  Wed, Oct 28, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT Join the Non-GMO Project at this 1 hour webinar, co-hosted with SCS, to gain unique insights into the power and influence of the Non-GMO Project Verification Mark. It will cover the various marketing resources available to all Verified companies, market trends and analysis and the 5 most frequently asked questions about Non-GMO Project Verification. There will be a live Q&A after the presentation with a representa... Read more