News + Updates

Flawed GMO Labeling Bill Signed into Federal Law

By Non-GMO Project Executive Director Megan Westgate. -- On July 29th, 2016, a historically discriminatory and fatally flawed mandatory GMO labeling bill was signed into federal law in the United States. The legislation, dubbed by opponents as “the DARK Act” originated from a motivation to preempt states’ ability to require meaningful GMO labeling. Below are our answers to common industry questions about the new legislation and its relationship to the Non-GMO Project. You... Read more

Oregon Chai® Announces New Packaging Design and Non-GMO Project Verification for Five Concentrates

Kerry Foodservice reveals a fresh new look for Oregon Chai® packaging. In addition, the company proudly announces that five of its 32-ounce chai tea concentrates are now Non-GMO Project Verified. The five flavors of Oregon Chai 32-ounce concentrates that now feature the official Non-GMO Project Verified seal include: best-selling The Original™, Caffeine Free, Slightly Sweet, Salted Caramel and Vanilla. Foodservice operators can be proud to serve these chai products that meet the growing co... Read more

FSIS Announces Guidance on non-GMO Meat and Poultry Products

The Non-GMO Project seal has been compliant with FSIS standards since June 2013. The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced new compliance guidance on “how companies can make label or labeling claims concerning the fact that bioengineered or genetically modified (GM) ingredients or animal feed were not used in the production of meat, poultry, or egg products.” For brands seeking the Butterfly seal or those who already have Verified products, this new guida... Read more

Dannon’s Non-GMO Commitment

  Dannon press briefing (L to R): Gary Hirshberg (Chairman, Just Label It),  Megan Westgate (Executive Director, Non-GMO Project), Alisa Gravitz (President and CEO, Green America), Mariano Lozano (CEO, Dannon) By Joyce de Brevannes, Marketing and Communications Director In a move towards full transparency, Danone President Mariano Lozano announced that their flagship brands – Oikos, Dannon and Danimals – will be Non-GMO Project Verified. These three brands represent 50% o... Read more

Wai Koko Achieves Non-GMO Project Verification on their 100% Pure Coconut Water and Kona Mocha Infused Coconut Water

Wai Koko Beverage Company is pleased to announce their 100% Pure Coconut Water and Kona Mocha Infused Coconut Water have received verification from the Non-GMO Project, North America’s only third‐party verification for non-GMO food and products. Both beverages are available in 17.5 FL oz. and 8.5 FL oz. BPA free cans. “We are very excited to receive our Non-GMO Project verification. Obtaining this was a natural step for us as we are committed to using only high quality real food ingredi... Read more

Sensient Natural Ingredients Earns Non-GMO Project Verification

California-grown garlic, onion and parsley lines included in certification for rigorous best practices for GMO avoidance In an effort to further strengthen its commitment to cultivate natural, wholesome products and solutions, Sensient Natural Ingredients has earned Non-GMO Project Verification for its California-grown garlic, onion and parsley. The Non-GMO Project offers North America’s only independent verification for products made according to rigorous best practices for GMO (gen... Read more

Defining Non-GMO

Why you should look for the Butterfly When we first started developing the Non-GMO Project Standard in the summer of 2006, we made a commitment to always seek a balance between meaningfulness and achievability. In order to accomplish our mission of preserving and building a non-GMO food supply, we needed a standard that would push food producers to make real change, while also being reasonably attainable. Admittedly, our first few years were an uphill battle as we tried to convince food co... Read more

Serious Mind LLC has achieved Non-GMO Project Verification on first supplement.

Serious Mind LLC is proud to announce that our first supplement has been Non-GMO Project Verified. Prime, Premium Sexual Enhancement Formula  (Also Organic, Vegan, Gluten Free, Soy Free and BPA Free.) Our Verified supplements are produced in compliance with the Non-GMO Project Standard—which means we must follow rigorous best practices for GMO avoidance, including segregation, traceability and testing. GMOs (or “genetically modified organisms”) are living organisms whose genet... Read more

Victor Packing has Achieved Non-GMO Project Verification

Victor Packing is proud to announce that our products listed below have been Non-GMO Project Verified. Thompson Select Raisins Organic Thompson Select Raisins Zante Currant Raisins Organic Zante Currant Raisins Flame Raisins Organic Flame Raisins Our Verified products are produced in compliance with the Non-GMO Project Standard—that means we must follow rigorous best practices for GMO avoidance, including segregation and traceability to prevent contamination. GMOs (or “ge... Read more

Welcome Toyo!

The Non-GMO Project is excited to welcome Toyo Garber to the team, as the new Public Relations Assistant. Toyo is a Western Washington University graduate with a BA in Marketing, and minors in Spanish and Viola Performance. Her work background includes experience with companies in the seafood and healthy snack industries. She feels fortunate to have grown up with parents who understood the importance of healthy food; and as an avid cook, she appreciates knowing where her ingredients come from... Read more