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Americans Deserve Better than the USDA’s GMO Labeling Law

The USDA issued its final rule for the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard (NBFDS) today, to be published in the Federal Register on December 21, 2018. The Non-GMO Project is disappointed by the content of the final rule, which jeopardizes GMO transparency for Americans. The NBFDS demonstrates that only the Non-GMO Project provides the transparent labeling consumers have been demanding for more than 20 years. In its current form, categorical exemptions prevent this law from delive... Read more

GMO Potato Now Classified as High-Risk | FAQs

GENERAL INFORMATION The potato has been added to the High-Risk list of the Non-GMO Project Standard. The Non-GMO Project considers crops and inputs to be “High-Risk” when there is a high likelihood of GMO contamination in the conventional and non-GMO supply chain.  The Non-GMO Project uses a risk matrix to determine the Standard’s High-Risk list. The risk matrix focuses on key criteria, including the number of acres planted, commercial availability, the presence in the supply chain, u... Read more

New GMO Soy Variety Enters the Supply Chain

It has come to the Non-GMO Project’s attention that a producer of soy and soybean oil (Calyxt) is entering into contracts to sell a new high-oleic acid soybean variety developed with the gene editing technique TALEN. Though this TALEN soy variety does not contain transgenes in the finished product, it was developed using biotechnology and is therefore a GMO. Products made with this soy are not eligible for Verification under the Non-GMO Project Standard. The Project will be ensuring complianc... Read more

GMO Potato Now Classified as High-Risk

Non-GMO Project addresses supply chain risks caused by new techniques like CRISPR and RNAi Contact: Kristin Wheeler Phone: 360.255.7704 x131 Email: press@nongmoproject.org BELLINGHAM, WA—October 31—The potato has been added to the High-Risk list of the Non-GMO Project Standard because a GMO potato variety is now “widely commercially available” in the United States. To determine when a crop needs to be moved from the Monitored-Risk list to the High-Risk list, the Project uses an e... Read more

Hippie Snacks Launches New Non-GMO Project Verified Cauliflower Crisps and Avocado Crisps

Hippie Snacks Launches New Cauliflower Crisps and Avocado Crisps The hottest plant-based ingredients – finally, in a snackable on-the-go format Burnaby, BC (October 17, 2018): Hippie Snacks, a Burnaby, British Columbia-based company specializing in premium plant-based foods, has added two new Non-GMO Project Verified products to its lineup: Cauliflower Crisps (in Original and Classic Ranch flavors) and Avocado Crisps (in Guacamole and Sea Salt). The fresh cauliflower and avocado is sea... Read more

Welcome, Kathy!

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