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Whole Foods Market® Partners with Non-GMO Project to Label Company’s Private Label Food Products Using New Third-Party Standard

Whole Foods Market Encourages Other Retailers & Branded Product Manufacturers to Make Similar Commitment to Non-GMO Food Supply Chain AUSTIN, TX (July 7, 2009). Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFMI), the leading natural and organic grocer, today announced a commitment to the Non-GMO Project –a non-profit collaboration of manufacturers, retailers, processors, distributors, farmers, seed breeders and consumers – to use the Non-GMO’s Product Verification Program (PVP) in connection with Who... Read more

From the Project’s Outreach Coordinator

[caption id="attachment_1154" align="alignright" width="191"] Non-GMO Project Outreach Coordinator Camille Frazier[/caption] Since beginning work full-time as the Outreach Coordinator in mid-May (after a semester as an intern), I’ve been excited to get going on my biggest project: the “Supporting Retailer Program." While my other recent tasks, such as sending letters to organic seed producers and emailing Canadian distributors, are just as engaging, the Supporting Retailer Program is the ... Read more

Project Launches Promotional Partnership with Guayaki

[caption id="attachment_1135" align="alignright" width="303"] This label, which includes info about the Project and a link to our website, will begin appearing in stores this November[/caption] As the Non-GMO Project moves into a stage of active public outreach and education, we're excited by the support of companies like Guayaki, who are doing everything they can to help spread awareness about GMOs and the Non-GMO Project, including promotion on their label. Guayaki recently enrolled all of ... Read more

Emerging Opportunities for Farmers In the Non-GMO Market

The Non-GMO Project's Executive Director, Megan Thompson, will speak with farmers in Nebraska this summer as part of Grain Place Food's annual farm tour and seminar. The subject will be "Emerging Opportunities for Farmers in the Non-GMO Market," and the event will be an opportunity to have a direct dialogue with farmers about the benefits and challenges of operating with rigorous GMO contamination controls, such as those outlined in the Non-GMO Project Standard. The host, Grain Place Foods, offe... Read more

From Seattle to Chicago, and in Cyberspace, The Non-GMO Project is Making an Impact

[caption id="attachment_1032" align="alignright" width="227"] Project Excutive Director Megan Thompson with Board President Michael Funk (of UNFI) at The Organic Summit, and with Board Member Joe Dickson (of Whole Foods) at All Things Organic[/caption] It's been a busy season for the Non-GMO Project! Since a jam-packed meeting schedule and presentation at Expo West we have visited with retailers in Austin, San Antonio, Seattle, and Portland, hosted a Round Table at the Organic Summit in Steve... Read more