News + Updates

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

Robyn O’Brien and “The Unhealthy Truth” Kicks Off Non-GMO Book Club on Facebook!

Leading up to Non-GMO Month this October, the Non-GMO Project's Facebook page will be hosting a non-GMO book club series with three leading authors on the topic. In August, Robyn O'Brien will kick off the series with her book “The Unhealthy Truth: How Our Food Is Making Us Sick and What We Can Do About It” (published by Random House May 2009 and now out in paperback). This is the story of how one brave mother, who left her job as a Wall Street analyst to stay home and raise four children,... 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

Now Hiring: Non-GMO Project Communications Manager

Help change the future of food. The Non-GMO Project is seeking an energetic, detail-oriented, articulate and well-organized “people person” to fill our new Communications Manager position. The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit collaboration of manufacturers, retailers, processors, distributors, farmers, seed companies and consumers committed to providing North Americans with clearly labeled and independently verified non-GMO food and products. In addition to providing support to the Executi... 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