News + Updates

Whole Foods Market displays commitment to Non-GMO Project in Times Square & Las Vegas

Last Tuesday, in coordination with its announcement of plans to use the Non-GMO Project's Product Verification Program in connection with its private label product lines, Whole Foods Market showed displays of the Non-GMO Project logo on the Reuters sign in Times Square and on the Clear Channel sign in Las Vegas. The logo was accompanied by the statement "Whole Foods Market to Label Private Label Food Products Non-GMO." The display marked an exciting turning point, as mainstream audiences begin t... Read more

Non-GMO Project Experiences Rapid Growth; Extends 25% Verification Program Discount

The trend toward Non-GMO Project Verification is expanding dramatically, with recent signs including a doubling of product enrollment and an announcement by Whole Foods Market that they will be verifying their private label products through the Non-GMO Project. New participants of the Non-GMO Project’s Product Verification Program (PVP) include Kettle Brand Potato Chips, Guayaki, Full of Life Products, Tofurky, Turtle Island Foods, Green Mountain Gringo, and Straus Family Creamery. New Chap... Read more

Organic Processing Magazine Features Non-GMO Project

The current issue of Organic Processing Magazine, out today, features a story by Ken Roseboro titled "Keeping GMOs Out of Organic: Non-GMO Project Builds Critical Mass to Address Growing Threat." This excellent coverage of the Non-GMO Project includes quotes from UNFI founder (and Non-GMO Project Board President) Michael Funk, as well as from Board Members Dag Falck (of Nature's Path Organic Foods) and Michael Potter (of Eden Foods). The article offers clear and compelling coverage on why the Pr... Read more

Whole Foods Market® Partners with Non-GMO Project to Label Company’s Private Label Food Products Using New Third-Party Standard

Whole Foods Market Encourages Other Retailers & Branded Product Manufacturers to Make Similar Commitment to Non-GMO Food Supply Chain AUSTIN, TX (July 7, 2009). Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFMI), the leading natural and organic grocer, today announced a commitment to the Non-GMO Project –a non-profit collaboration of manufacturers, retailers, processors, distributors, farmers, seed breeders and consumers – to use the Non-GMO’s Product Verification Program (PVP) in connection with Who... Read more

From the Project’s Outreach Coordinator

[caption id="attachment_1154" align="alignright" width="191"] Non-GMO Project Outreach Coordinator Camille Frazier[/caption] Since beginning work full-time as the Outreach Coordinator in mid-May (after a semester as an intern), I’ve been excited to get going on my biggest project: the “Supporting Retailer Program." While my other recent tasks, such as sending letters to organic seed producers and emailing Canadian distributors, are just as engaging, the Supporting Retailer Program is the ... Read more

Project Launches Promotional Partnership with Guayaki

[caption id="attachment_1135" align="alignright" width="303"] This label, which includes info about the Project and a link to our website, will begin appearing in stores this November[/caption] As the Non-GMO Project moves into a stage of active public outreach and education, we're excited by the support of companies like Guayaki, who are doing everything they can to help spread awareness about GMOs and the Non-GMO Project, including promotion on their label. Guayaki recently enrolled all of ... Read more

Emerging Opportunities for Farmers In the Non-GMO Market

The Non-GMO Project's Executive Director, Megan Thompson, will speak with farmers in Nebraska this summer as part of Grain Place Food's annual farm tour and seminar. The subject will be "Emerging Opportunities for Farmers in the Non-GMO Market," and the event will be an opportunity to have a direct dialogue with farmers about the benefits and challenges of operating with rigorous GMO contamination controls, such as those outlined in the Non-GMO Project Standard. The host, Grain Place Foods, offe... Read more

From Seattle to Chicago, and in Cyberspace, The Non-GMO Project is Making an Impact

[caption id="attachment_1032" align="alignright" width="227"] Project Excutive Director Megan Thompson with Board President Michael Funk (of UNFI) at The Organic Summit, and with Board Member Joe Dickson (of Whole Foods) at All Things Organic[/caption] It's been a busy season for the Non-GMO Project! Since a jam-packed meeting schedule and presentation at Expo West we have visited with retailers in Austin, San Antonio, Seattle, and Portland, hosted a Round Table at the Organic Summit in Steve... Read more

Non-GMO Roundtable at the Organic Summit

In the face of a growing GMO contamination threat to the natural and organic products industry, what are our options and responsibilities? Join industry pioneer Michael Funk, Founder and Chair of UNFI, and Megan Thompson, Executive Director of the Non-GMO Project, for a lively and informative rountdable conversation at this year's Organic Summit in Stevenson, WA. Topics will include: Recent studies on GMOs demonstrating lower crop yields, connection to GMO consumption and decreased fertil... Read more

Non-GMO at All Things Organic

Join us at All Things Organic in Chicago on Tuesday, June 16th, 2009 for two opportunities to learn more about GMOs and the Non-GMO Project: From 8:30 am to 10 am, join us for a GMO Information Session, Lakeside Center, McCormick Place, Level 2 (Room TBD). From 10:30 am to 12 pm, ATO presents a panel entitled "GMOs: To test or not to test" in Room E351. Speaker(s): Dag Falck - Nature's Path Foods Inc., Katherine DiMatteo - Wolf, DiMatteo + Associates, Lynn Clarkson - Clarkson Grain Co.... Read more