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Upcoming Webinar- The Butterfly Effect: Unlocking the Power of Non-GMO Project Verification

  Wed, Oct 28, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT Join the Non-GMO Project at this 1 hour webinar, co-hosted with SCS, to gain unique insights into the power and influence of the Non-GMO Project Verification Mark. It will cover the various marketing resources available to all Verified companies, market trends and analysis and the 5 most frequently asked questions about Non-GMO Project Verification. There will be a live Q&A after the presentation with a representa... Read more

Hundreds of Retailers Support Fairtrade and Non-GMO Month this October

October is Fair Trade Month and Non-GMO Month. Grocery stores across North America will be promoting products and brands that are working to fix a broken food system.   WASHINGTON, September 30, 2020 – This October, brands, non-profits, retailers and shoppers are celebrating Fair Trade Month and Non-GMO Month. The harvest month of October has become a time when more attention is focused on food quality and sustainability as people begin to prepare for holiday cooking and family gather... Read more

NON-GMO PROJECT STATEMENT ON USDA APHIS’s DECISION TO DEREGULATE GMOs

Late on Friday afternoon, May 18, 2020, the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced a significant change in how it regulates genetically modified organisms and genetic engineering, even as dozens of new, unregulated, untested and unlabeled GMOs are entering the food supply.  APHIS’s framework has always been a very narrow scope of regulation on GMOs. It focused on Agrobacterium, a plant pest that has been used to create GMOs. APHIS has decided this regulatory ... Read more

Supporting Non-GMO Project Clients in Unprecedented Times

In light of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Non-GMO Project wants to support participants in their ongoing participation in our Product Verification Program. As such, an interim policy regarding product verification renewals has been developed and was released to the Technical Administrators on March 27th. This policy aims to make accommodations for the ongoing changes in the supply chain due to the current pandemic without compromising the integrity of the Non-GMO Project Standard and verific... Read more

Working Together Through the COVID-19 Crisis — a letter from our Executive Director

Last night, as I sat listening to the exuberant chorus of spring peepers from the pond in my backyard, I was struck by how full of paradox the world feels right now. Here in Bellingham, WA, our daily lives have completely changed. We moved all of our Non-GMO Project staff to virtual work 10 days ago and we are in the strange process of creating new daily rhythms that don’t include offices, schools, restaurants, or any social gatherings. At the same time that all of this isolation is occ... Read more

2019: The Year in Review

As we welcome the roaring 20s, let’s revisit the major GMO-related happenings of the past year. 2019 rode in on the back of the National Bioengineering Food Disclosure Standard (NBFDS), a piece of regulation born to confuse, confound and mystify. At the Non-GMO Project, we worked hard this year to provide the transparency and reliability the NBFDS lacks, releasing v.15 of our Standard (you can read the Standard here anytime). Now let’s review the action that occurred outside the building... Read more

Understanding Biotechnology: What is a GMO?

The Non-GMO Project Product Verification Program allows participants to submit products to be evaluated against the Non-GMO Project Standard. Participants must demonstrate that their products are not made with genetically modified organisms, including products of biotechnology. Products that demonstrate their non-GMO status in accordance with the Standard may become Verified and use the Non-GMO Project Verified mark. GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS A genetically modified organism (GMO) is an or... Read more

NON-GMO PROJECT PUBLISHES STANDARD VERSION FIFTEEN

The updated Non-GMO Project Standard offers North America’s most meaningful system for GMO avoidance Contact: Hans Eisenbeis Phone: 360-255-7704 x107 Email: Press@nongmoproject.org Bellingham, WA—July 26, 2019—The Non-GMO Project published the fifteenth version of the Non-GMO Project Standard today. The most rigorous standard of its kind, the Non-GMO Project Standard is a consensus-based document crafted with insight from dozens of industry experts, reflecting a dynamic range of pe... Read more

NON-GMO PROJECT RESPONDS TO GMO WHEAT CONTAMINATION IN WASHINGTON

CONTACT: Hans Eisenbeis EMAIL: Hans@nongmoproject.org PHONE: 360-255-7704 x107 Bellingham, WA, June 19, 2019—The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced last week that an unapproved variety of genetically engineered glyphosate-resistant wheat was found in an unplanted farm in Washington state. This experimental variety was reportedly grown in field trials more than a decade ago. There are no genetically engineered wheat variet... Read more

Americans Deserve Better than the USDA’s GMO Labeling Law

The USDA issued its final rule for the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard (NBFDS) today, to be published in the Federal Register on December 21, 2018. The Non-GMO Project is disappointed by the content of the final rule, which jeopardizes GMO transparency for Americans. The NBFDS demonstrates that only the Non-GMO Project provides the transparent labeling consumers have been demanding for more than 20 years. In its current form, categorical exemptions prevent this law from delive... Read more