News + Updates

Second Round of Fall Comment Period Now in Progress

Following the spring 2011 public comment period (held from March 10th to April 18th 2011), the Non-GMO Project Standard Committee and Board of Directors have agreed on proposed revisions to the Standard. Members of the public have an opportunity to comment on these proposed revisions through August 26th, 2011. Once all comments have been reviewed and addressed appropriately, version 8 of the Non-GMO Project Standard will be formally implemented. Please click here to review a pdf of the Non-GM... Read more

Salute Santé! Receives Non-GMO Project Verification

July 14, 2011, Napa CA - Salute Santé!®, the leading brand of award winning grapeseed oils, has been verified to the Non-GMO Project’s rigorous standard for GMO avoidance, receiving the prestigious designation, “Non-GMO Project Verified”. The entire line of Salute Santé! grapeseed oil, including original plain, roasted garlic, basil, chili, rosemary, lemon and their new California extra virgin cold pressed grapeseed oils are now Verified. “This is wonderful recognition,” says Val... Read more

Two Leaves and a Bud Tea Company Earns Non-GMO Project Verification

BASALT, Colorado (July 6, 2011) – Two leaves and a bud is pleased to announce that their whole leaf, craft teas have now been verified by the Non-GMO Project, 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 natural and organic product choices. As more consumers are gravitating towards natural products, the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs)... Read more

Silk® Beverage Portfolio Achieves Non-GMO Project Verification

For More Information Contact: Sara Loveday / Silk 303-635-4680 Lauren Cameron / Linhart PR 303-951-2570   Non-GMO Project Product Verification Program Seal to Begin Appearing On-Pack in August for All Silk Soymilk, Pure Coconut® and Pure Almond® Beverages   Broomfield, Colo. (June 23, 2011) – Silk®, the leading plant-based beverage brand in the U.S., today announced that all products in its beverage portfo... Read more

Stark Sisters Granola Non-GMO Project Verified!

Concord, MA (June 2011) Stark Sisters Granola, the gourmet granola company which has received rave reviews from Bon Appetit, The New York Times, Boston Globe, and many more, is announcing that Stark Sisters Maple Almond, Nutty Maple and Maple Raspberry Blueberry Granolas have been Non-GMO Project Verified. This Verification demonstrates Stark Sisters’ fierce commitment to keeping Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) out of their Granola. With the recent USDA approvals of genetically mo... Read more

Be Part of the Right2Know March!

Click here to download an information packet Visit the Right2Know March website to sign up or find out more! When: October 2 – 16, 2011 Why: We have the right to know what’s in our food, and to choose safe, healthy and sustainable non-GMO food and products for ourselves and our children. This right is not being respected, so it’s time to… Mobilize concerned citizens and organizations to speak with one loud voice Raise awareness about the risks of GMO seeds and crop prod... Read more

Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods & Oils Earns Non-GMO Project Verification

(Winnipeg, Manitoba – June 1, 2011) – Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods & Oils, a global leader in hemp foods, is today announcing that its entire line of products have earned the Non-GMO Project Verification, demonstrating continued commitment to creating the healthiest hemp foods and educating the public about healthy lifestyle choices. “We’re proud to have earned Non-GMO Project Verification on our award-winning protein powders, seeds, hemp beverages, oils and butters,” said Mike F... Read more

“The Organic Movement” report hits newsstands in the Washington Post

May 25, 2011 A 12-page report on The Organic Movement was published today as a circular in the Washington Post. Offering a current look at the inspiring growth and success of the organic movement, the circular also considers some of the challenges we face. It includes an article on GMOs by Non-GMO Project Executive Director Megan Westgate. The report is expected to reach over 2 million readers. Click here to download a PDF of the report.... Read more

Non-GMO Project Joins More than 160 Groups Calling for Action Plan to Address Consolidation in Agriculture and Food Industries

More than 160 Groups, including the Non-GMO Project, Urge U.S. Departments of Justice and Agriculture to Issue Action Plan on Consolidation in Agriculture and Food Industries Historic workshops on agricultural antitrust issues warrant national vision WASHINGTON, DC - May 11, 2011—More than 160 groups sent a letter yesterday urging U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to release a report on findings from the 2010 investigation of an... Read more

UN Commission Poised to Adopt New Labeling Guidelines for GMO Food

[caption id="attachment_3509" align="alignright" width="254"] Dr. Phil Bereano[/caption] By the close of its 39th session, the United Nations' Codex Alimentarius Commission was poised to adopt Labeling Guidelines for GMO foods that will provide some protection from the World Trade Organization for national-scale GMO-labeling programs around the world. The Non-GMO Project sponsored activist Phil Bereano's participation in this session, and in so doing helped to ensure that the voices of the Ac... Read more