News + Updates

New Chapter Becomes First Vitamins & Supplement Company Verified by the Non-GMO Project

For more information contact: Sara Newmark, Sustainability Manager New Chapter snewmark@newchapter.com P: +1.802.257.0018 September 21st, 2010, Brattleboro, VT – New Chapter proudly announces that its multivitamins are the first in the nation to achieve Non-GMO Project Verification. New Chapter has long been committed to rooting out Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), and is now demonstrating that commitment by pursuing Non-GMO Project verification for its entire line of whole-food v... Read more

Just say NO to GMO

From Non-GMO Month guest contributor Dr. Gayle Eversole, writer of the Natural Health News Blog (naturalhealthnews.blogspot.com) ==== Time goes by so very quickly it often seems amazing that so many topics I have written or taught about for more than a decade and more are being written about as if they were new concepts. Genetic modification of food (GMO) is on of those topics. I am glad to see more awareness but I still feel as if not enough people clearly understand this issue. ... Read more

Hemp Oil Canada Joins the Non-GMO Project

Adding “Non-GMO” to growing list of benefits of hemp food products and ingredients   For more information, contact: Benilda Sable Marketing and Regulatory Affairs benil@hempoilcan.com Anndrea Hermann Sales Manager, Information Specialist & Industry Liaison anndrea@hempoilcan.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ste. Agathe, Manitoba, Canada (August 20, 2010) – Hemp Oil Canada Inc. (HOCI), Canada’s leader in procurement, processing, marketing and distribution of hemp food ... Read more

Robyn O’Brien on Genetically Modified Salmon

Now I’m not sure about you, but these headlines about our food supply are getting pretty tough to stomach.  From egg recalls large enough to feed every American two scrambled eggs to meat recalls warning us about e. Coli in our hamburgers, I can’t help but yearn for simpler times. But the latest food headline sounds like it’s out of a sci-fi movie: “Genetically Modified Salmon Safe to Eat, FDA Report Says”.  A fish designed to eat year round. And it comes with an “on switch.” ... Read more

Organic Sunshine Burger Becomes First Veggie Burger Company Verified by Non-GMO Project

For More Information Contact: Bill Schreiber, bschreiber@prodigy.net 773-477-1855 FORT ATKINSON, Wis. (September 2, 2010) — The Sunshine Burger & Specialty Food Company has earned the Non-GMO Project Verification for its full line of gluten-free, soy free vegan burgers with certified organic, non GMO whole food ingredients. The company achieved the official verification and will soon carry the Non-GMO Project Verified seal on all retail products, said Cole Jones, General Manager. S... Read more

EFSA: New Tests Needed to Assess the Allergenicity of GM Foods

News alert from the August 2010 edition of "The Scoop," an e-newsletter produced by our friends at The Organic Center (to sign up for your own copy, please click here). The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Panel on Genetically Modified Organisms has issued a new “Opinion" on the allergenicity of GM food and feed. It provides a comprehensive, up-to-date assessment of the risk of allergenic proteins appearing in GM foods and outlines the promising new tools emerging to assess allergenic ... Read more

SILK® SOYMILK ANNOUNCES ENROLLMENT IN THE NON-GMO PROJECT

Enrollment validates Silk’s long-standing commitment to using only Non-GMO soybeans For More Information Contact: Sara Loveday / Silk sara.loveday@whitewave.com 303-635-4680 Lauren Cameron/ Linhart PR lcameron@linhartpr.com 303-951-2570 Broomfield, Colo. (August 18, 2010) – Silk® Soymilk, the leading soymilk brand in the U.S., today announced it has enrolled in the Non-GMO Project’s Product Verification Program. The Non-GMO Project, launched in 2008, is a non-profit collaborat... Read more

Welcome Skylar Boorman, new Communications Manager

The Non-GMO Project is excited to announce its newest addition to the team, Skylar Boorman. Selected from over 30 applicants to fill the new Communications Manager position, Skylar will hire and oversee administrative interns, keep in contact with retailers and manufacturers in the natural products industry, maintain the Upland, CA office, and coordinate events and fundraisers, among other tasks. Skylar is fresh out of Pomona College and ready to put in long hours for what he describes as “... Read more

Maria & Ricardo’s Tortillas receive Non-GMO Verification

  MEDIA CONTACT: Gina Cravedi (781) 828-0848 gcravedi@harbar.com www.mariaandricardos.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE All-natural tortilla maker, Maria & Ricardo’s Tortilla Factory adds Non-GMO to their growing list of benefits Canton, Massachusetts (August 4, 2010) - Maria & Ricardo’s Tortilla Factory, manufacturer of premium all natural and organic tortillas, has recently become Non-GMO Project Verified for both its retail and food service product lines. Later this ... Read more

Living Harvest Foods Joins the Non-GMO Project

Inspiring healthy eating and sustainable choices with hemp FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Portland, OR (July 7, 2010) — Living Harvest Foods announces a strategic partnership with the Non-GMO project, reinforcing the company’s longstanding commitment to sustainable farming and healthy eating with hemp. Launched in 2008, the Non GMO Project is a non-profit collaboration of manufacturers, retailers, farmers and consumers in the North American organic and natural product industry. With a shared... Read more

Choice Organic Teas First Tea Company Verified by Non-GMO Project

MEDIA CONTACT: Marina McLachlan Essenza Communications, Inc. 303-803-5711 marina@essenzacomm.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Organic and Fair Trade Pioneer CHOICE ORGANIC TEAS Adds Non-GMO Project Verification to its Growing List of Distinctions Seattle, WA (July 2010) — CHOICE ORGANIC TEAS, the first exclusively organic tea crafter in the United States and the first in the country to introduce Fair Trade Certified™ teas, is now also the first tea company to earn Non-GMO Project Verific... Read more

MSNBC takes notice of the Non-GMO Project

MSNBC's June 21st 2010 article, “Marketing Push Targets Bioengineered Food,” sheds light on the debate over genetically modified (GM) crops. The article addresses both sides of the GM debate, mentioning the insertion of genes to enable plants to self-produce herbicide and insecticide while addressing health concerns that have been raised. The article also highlights the gaps in consumer awareness when it comes to the prevalence of GMO. MSNBC cites that, when asked, 82% of consumers could ... Read more

Yet Another Benefit to Participating in the Product Verification Program

  To show appreciation for vendors committed to providing consumers with Non-GMO Project Verified options, The Organic & Non-GMO Report is offering all Non-GMO Project participants a discounted rate on annual subscriptions.  Non-GMO Project participants will pay only $79 per year for the monthly publication – that is more than 30% off of the regular annual subscription price at $115! The Organic & Non-GMO Report is the only publication focusing solely on the GMO issue and t... Read more

Non-GMO Project on the Radio

On May 29th, GMOs and the Non-GMO Project were the topic of "An Organic Conversation," a San Francisco Bay Area radio show hosted by  inspirational speaker and author Helge Hellberg and Produce Expert Mark Mulcahy. The show included interviews with the Institute for Responsible Technology's Jeffrey Smith, and with the Executive Director of the Non-GMO Project, Megan Westgate. Click here to listen!... Read more

Retailers Go Non-GMO (Supermarket News)

The article below is from Supermarket News online (click here to see the original, or click here to download a PDF). Retailers Go Non-GMO May 24, 2010 12:00 PM, By JULIE GALLAGHER Natural food retailers and manufacturers are showing support for the Non-GMO Project Verification Program PCC Natural Markets is in search of something sweet: a powdered sugar that's free of ingredients derived from genetically engineered corn to be exact. The certified organic grocer hopes to fill a spot on... Read more

Straus Family Creamery is First Dairy Brand to Earn Non-GMO Project Verification

Joins Supreme Court Case Against Genetically Engineered Alfalfa For Immediate Release Contact: Lily Thompson (707) 545-3280 media@strausmilk.com www.strausfamilycreamery.com MARSHALL, CA, April 26, 2010 – Straus Family Creamery is the nation’s first creamery to achieve Non-GMO Project Verification for all its products and will carry the Non-GMO Project Seal on all of its packaging. The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit collaboration of food producers, retailers and agricultural... Read more