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Terra Kai Organics’ Júce is now officially Non-GMO Project Verified

Terra Kai Organics’ Júce is now officially Non-GMO Project Verified Washington State based organic superfood and supplement company, Terra Kai Organics, is proud to announce that all varieties of its premier and best selling product, Júce is now Non-GMO Project Verified.  Designed to provide the fruits and vegetables which are important to the average American diet, Júce REDS, Júce GREENS, and Júce Super Fruit and Veggie Vitamin Blend are crafted with 35 or more different organic f... Read more

The Non-GMO Project Standard Revision Public Comment Period Three is Now Open

About the Non-GMO Project Standard The Non-GMO Project is a nonprofit organization committed to preserving and building sources of non-GMO products, educating consumers, and providing verified non-GMO choices. This important work is largely accomplished through our Product Verification Program, the foundation of North America’s most trusted and meaningful label for GMO avoidance. Consumers trust our label because it is a third-party verification program backed by the most rigorous St... Read more

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

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

Second Public Comment Period of 2018 Now Underway on the Non-GMO Project Standard

The Non-GMO Project’s biennial public comment periods are foundational to our third-party integrity and fulfillment of our nonprofit mission. From August 20th through October 18th, 2018, public comment is being accepted on changes made in response to comments submitted during round one of the 2018 comment period, which was held from April 16th through June 14th, 2018. The intention of the second round of comment is to alert stakeholders to potential changes to the Standard, allowing an o... Read more

Consumer Awareness of GMOs Continues to Soar

The right to know what’s in your food continues to ring true with consumers. According to the Hartman Organic and Natural Report 2018 consumer awareness of GMOs is almost universal at 97%. The growth in consumer awareness also aligns with an increasing amount of consumers seeking to avoid GMOs. Hartman reports that 46% of shoppers deliberately avoid GMOs when shopping. This finding aligns with the continued growth of sales of Non-GMO Project Verified products which is now estimated to be at... Read more

Emerging Techniques in Biotechnology Pose New Risks to the Non-GMO Supply Chain

Is it possible to create a non-GMO product using genetic engineering? While that might seem ludicrous to most of us, biotechnology companies have mounted an aggressive campaign to convince the world that the products of new genetic engineering techniques such as CRISPR are, in fact, non-GMO. Although this is completely unsupported by the scientific reality (more on that in a moment), developers of these products are so determined to distance themselves from the consumer rejection of GMOs that th... Read more

Europe’s Highest Court Confirms: Products of New Genetic Engineering Techniques are GMOs

The Non-GMO Project applauds the European Court of Justice’s July 25, 2018 ruling on new genetic engineering techniques, which clarifies that products of techniques such as CRISPR-cas9, RNAi, and gene drives are to be considered GMOs under European law. This is a great victory for the 508 million European consumers who will benefit from the regulation and labeling of products made with genetic engineering. The decision aligns with the Non-GMO Project’s position, as products of these new tech... Read more

Lutemax Range SKUs Now Non-GMO Project Verified

OmniActive Health Technologies proudly announces that both Lutemax 2020 and Lutemax Free Lutein (both oil suspension [sunflower] 20% SKUs) are now Non-GMO Project Verified. Lutemax 2020 is a naturally-derived ingredient from premium marigold flowers, containing lutein and the zeaxanthin isomers, RR-zeaxanthin and RS [meso]-zeaxanthin. Produced through a fully vertically integrated supply chain under GMPs and sustainable practices, the Lutemax range of ingredients is found in leading eye health f... Read more