News + Updates

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

Celebrate Non-GMO Month!

October 2010 will be the first ever Non-GMO Month, with a special Non-GMO Day on October 10th (10.10.10). Read the press release. Consumers, click here to find out more. Retailers, click here to register to be part of Non-GMO Month. Vendors, click here to enroll in the Product Verification Program. Press, click here for contact information and resources. ... Read more

More than 80 Groups Urge FDA and USDA to Change U.S. Position on Food Labeling

For Immediate Release Contact: Naomi Starkman Consumers Union nstarkman@gmail.com 917.539.3924-c Position Will Create Problems for American Producers to Label Products GM/GE-Free Upcoming International Codex Meeting to Discuss Food Labeling, May 3 Yonkers, NY—Consumers Union, the nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports, and more than 80 farmers, public health, environmental, and organic food organizations today sent a letter to Michael R. Taylor, Deputy Commissioner for Food at th... Read more

Special Report: Are regulators dropping the ball on biocrops?

When we sit down to eat, how do we ensure that the food on our plates is safe to consume? A recent Washington Post special report by Carey Gillam does an excellent job of summarizing the current state of GMO regulation. Although both sides of the biotechnology debate have offered strong arguments about the safety of genetically modified foods – proponents hold that the technology is perfectly harmless, while critics remain leery of its potential impacts on human health – this article highlig... Read more