News + Updates

Just say NO to GMO

From Non-GMO Month guest contributor Dr. Gayle Eversole, writer of the Natural Health News Blog (naturalhealthnews.blogspot.com) ==== Time goes by so very quickly it often seems amazing that so many topics I have written or taught about for more than a decade and more are being written about as if they were new concepts. Genetic modification of food (GMO) is on of those topics. I am glad to see more awareness but I still feel as if not enough people clearly understand this issue. ... Read more

Hemp Oil Canada Joins the Non-GMO Project

Adding “Non-GMO” to growing list of benefits of hemp food products and ingredients   For more information, contact: Benilda Sable Marketing and Regulatory Affairs benil@hempoilcan.com Anndrea Hermann Sales Manager, Information Specialist & Industry Liaison anndrea@hempoilcan.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ste. Agathe, Manitoba, Canada (August 20, 2010) – Hemp Oil Canada Inc. (HOCI), Canada’s leader in procurement, processing, marketing and distribution of hemp food ... Read more

67 of the Nation’s Top 100 Dairies now all or partially rBGH Free

A list released this week by Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility shows that 67 of the top 100 dairies in the U.S. are now either partially or completely rBGH-free. A genetically modified growth hormone used to stimulate milk production in cows, rBGH has been banned by the European Union, Japan, Australia and Canada, due to animal and human health concerns. While rBGH remains legal in the United States, increased consumer concern, and rejection of rBGH products, has led to a tipping point... Read more

Say No to Genetically Modified Salmon

With the pending approval of genetically engineered salmon looming large, The Center for Food Safety today launched a new website dedicated to providing information and helping the public to take action on the first GE animal intended for human consumption. The website comes one week before the FDA’s scheduled public hearing on the approval of AquaBounty’s AquaAdvantage, GE Atlantic salmon. CFS’s new website, www.ge-fish.org, has educational materials, actions for consumers and companie... Read more

Robyn O’Brien on Genetically Modified Salmon

Now I’m not sure about you, but these headlines about our food supply are getting pretty tough to stomach.  From egg recalls large enough to feed every American two scrambled eggs to meat recalls warning us about e. Coli in our hamburgers, I can’t help but yearn for simpler times. But the latest food headline sounds like it’s out of a sci-fi movie: “Genetically Modified Salmon Safe to Eat, FDA Report Says”.  A fish designed to eat year round. And it comes with an “on switch.” ... Read more

Organic Sunshine Burger Becomes First Veggie Burger Company Verified by Non-GMO Project

For More Information Contact: Bill Schreiber, bschreiber@prodigy.net 773-477-1855 FORT ATKINSON, Wis. (September 2, 2010) — The Sunshine Burger & Specialty Food Company has earned the Non-GMO Project Verification for its full line of gluten-free, soy free vegan burgers with certified organic, non GMO whole food ingredients. The company achieved the official verification and will soon carry the Non-GMO Project Verified seal on all retail products, said Cole Jones, General Manager. S... Read more

EFSA: New Tests Needed to Assess the Allergenicity of GM Foods

News alert from the August 2010 edition of "The Scoop," an e-newsletter produced by our friends at The Organic Center (to sign up for your own copy, please click here). The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Panel on Genetically Modified Organisms has issued a new “Opinion" on the allergenicity of GM food and feed. It provides a comprehensive, up-to-date assessment of the risk of allergenic proteins appearing in GM foods and outlines the promising new tools emerging to assess allergenic ... Read more

SILK® SOYMILK ANNOUNCES ENROLLMENT IN THE NON-GMO PROJECT

Enrollment validates Silk’s long-standing commitment to using only Non-GMO soybeans For More Information Contact: Sara Loveday / Silk sara.loveday@whitewave.com 303-635-4680 Lauren Cameron/ Linhart PR lcameron@linhartpr.com 303-951-2570 Broomfield, Colo. (August 18, 2010) – Silk® Soymilk, the leading soymilk brand in the U.S., today announced it has enrolled in the Non-GMO Project’s Product Verification Program. The Non-GMO Project, launched in 2008, is a non-profit collaborat... Read more

Welcome Skylar Boorman, new Communications Manager

The Non-GMO Project is excited to announce its newest addition to the team, Skylar Boorman. Selected from over 30 applicants to fill the new Communications Manager position, Skylar will hire and oversee administrative interns, keep in contact with retailers and manufacturers in the natural products industry, maintain the Upland, CA office, and coordinate events and fundraisers, among other tasks. Skylar is fresh out of Pomona College and ready to put in long hours for what he describes as “... Read more

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