News + Updates

Attention Retailers: Non-GMO Specials for June 2011 (UNFI)

More shoppers are looking for non-GMO than ever before, and nine Non-GMO Project Participants have teamed up with UNFI to offer some great deals this June! These promotions will be listed in a special Non-GMO section in the June catalogue. The Non-GMO Project will be offering PDF artwork for shelf talkers, channel strips and FAQ brochures; information about all of these will be emailed directly to our Retailer Endorsers in May. This is a perfect warm-up for Non-GMO Month in October! [slideshow i... Read more

EatPastry® Vegan Cookie Dough Announces Enrollment in the Non-GMO Project

Enrollment validates EatPastry’s long-standing commitment to sourcing Non-GMO ingredients   San Diego, CA (April 5, 2011) – EatPastry®, the only entirely vegan cookie dough brand in the U.S., has announced their enrollment in the Non-GMO Project’s Product Verification Program. The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit collaboration of manufacturers, retailers, distributors, farmers, seed companies and consumers committed to the shared mission of ensuring the sustained availabilit... Read more

PCC Natural Markets Highlights Non-GMO Project Verified

Retailers started the Non-GMO Project, and their role in educating shoppers is critical to our strategy. That's why it's so great to see promotions like this effort from PCC Natural Markets in Seattle/Puget Sound region. PCC is the largest consumer-owned natural food retail co-operative in the United States, with nine stores owned by nearly 45,000 members. These photos were taken in the Freemont store in mid-March 2011. [slideshow id=5]... Read more

Non-GMO Project Verified Fastest Growing Retail Claim

According to SPINS, the premier provider of industry reporting services on natural and specialty products, sales of Non-GMO Project Verified items are now growing faster than any other product claim they track, with sales of at least $250mm in marketplace sales. Click here to download a PDF of this chart, provided courtesy of SPINS. ... Read more

It’s Official: Sol Cuisine Participates in the Non-GMO Project

For Immediate Release: January 20, 2010 TORONTO, ON: Sol Cuisine, a leading Canadian based vegetarian foods manufacturer is pleased to announce its official participation in the NON-GMO Project. Participation in the independent third party verification program is designed to assess compliance with specific standards, requiring traceability, segregation and testing at critical control points, offering consumers an informed choice for GMO avoidance. “Public opinion polls indicate that a... Read more

Beanitos Bean Chips – Say “No!” To GMOs

** Beanitos Bean Chip Are Verified Non-GMO by the Non-GMO Project** For Immediate Release Media Contact: Lexie Murray   (512) 609-8017 x105                                                                                                                                                                            ... Read more

Rally for the Right to Know

Organized by the Organic Consumers Association Millions Against Monsanto MAIN EVENT: Washington, D.C., 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, The White House Sidewalk (The White House Sidewalk is the sidewalk between East and West Executive Avenues on the South side of Pennsylvania Avenue NW) 11am- 3pm Dates for ALL locations is Saturday March 26, 2011 and include (alphabetically): Ann Arbor MI, Southeast corner of Catherine Street and N. 4th Avenue, just south of the A2 Farmers Market and Kerrytown S... Read more

Spring Public Comment Period on Standard Now Underway

From March 10th through April 10th, consumers, retailers, vendors, processors, farms, seed companies, and all other members of the public have the opportunity to submit comment on the Non-GMO Project Standard. Feedback and suggested revisions will be reviewed by the Project's Standard Committee, who will release a reflective draft for a second round of comment in late spring/early summer. To download a copy of the Standard, please click here. Comments can be submitted online (click here) o... Read more

Peace Cereal® Announces Enrollment in the Non-GMO Project

Enrollment validates Peace Cereal’s long-standing commitment to using only Non-GMO ingredients EUGENE, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Peace Cereal®, a leading all-natural cereal brand in the U.S., enrolled in the Non-GMO Project’s Product Verification Program effective November, 2010. The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit collaboration of manufacturers, retailers, distributors, farmers, seed companies and consumers dedicated to the shared mission of ensuring the sustained availability of non-GMO f... Read more

MSNBC Poll: Should GMO foods be labeled?

For years now, the Unites States has lagged behind the rest of the world on the issue of GMO labeling. Driven by tremendous public demand for labeling of GMO foods, the countries of the EU mandated labeling of foods containing GMO ingredients back in the late 1990s.  Since then, despite overwhelming sentiment on the part of the American public in favor of labeling, the FDA has declined to take any similar action to protect American consumer choice. MSNBC is polling readers on whether or ... Read more

GM Soy: Sustainable? Responsible?

A summary of scientific evidence showing that genetically modified (GM) soy and the glyphosate herbicide it is engineered to tolerate are unsustainable from the point of view of farming, the environment, rural communities, animal and human health, and economies. Executive Summary follows; to download the full report, please click here. Awareness is growing that many modern agricultural practices are unsustainable and that alternative ways of ensuring food security must be found. In recent ... Read more

Expo West 2011: It’s All About Non-GMO

For the last four years, since the official launch of the Non-GMO Project at the Natural Products Expo West in 2007, the non-GMO movement has been gaining ground more rapidly than ever before. That the GMO issue now has the full attention of the natural and organic product industry will be abundantly clear at Expo West in Anaheim this March. With over 200 brands and more than 4,000 products now enrolled in the Non-GMO Project, Expo attendees can expect Non-GMO Project posters and logos to be a c... Read more

Non-GMO Networking Reception at Expo West

Join retailers, manufacturers and consumer advocates active in the non-GMO movement at an informal reception to talk about recent developments and strategize about next steps. Take a break from a long day on the show floor and enjoy some Non-GMO Project Verified snacks and beverages in the good company of others who are passionate about keeping GMOs out of natural and organic food and products. WHEN: Friday, March 11th, 2011 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm (Directly following "GMO and Political Chal... Read more

OTA deplores USDA action to proceed with genetically engineered sugar beets despite court order

Contact: Barbara Haumann (802-275-3820; WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb, 7, 2011)— The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has made a decision to continue to allow planting of St Louis based-Monsanto’s Roundup Ready sugar beets despite a court order to complete a final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) before making any decision on deregulation for genetically engineered (GE) sugar beets. The crop in question is genetically altered to tolerate increased application of toxic he... Read more

Mary’s Gone Crackers Products Receive Non-GMO Verification

Contact: Natalie Terashima RKPR 858-922-9519 For Immediate Release Gridley, Calif. (Jan. 18, 2011) – Mary’s Gone Crackers, makers of gourmet gluten-free foods, today announced verification that its Crackers, Sticks & Twigs and love Cookies have been verified by the Non-GMO Project. Compliance with the Non-GMO Project Standard is determined through a combination of document-based review, including GMO test results, and onsite inspection. Mary’s Gone Crackers... Read more


January 31, 2011 We stand united in opposition to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) decision to once again allow unlimited, nationwide commercial planting of Monsanto's genetically engineered (GE) Roundup Ready alfalfa, despite the many risks to organic and conventional farmers. Last spring more than 200,000 people submitted comments to the USDA highly critical of the substance and conclusions of its draft EIS on GE Alfalfa. Instead of responding to these comments and con... Read more