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Non-GMO Project Hosts Biannual Board Retreat

The Non-GMO Project is a nonprofit organization committed to preserving and building sources of non-GMO products, educating consumers and providing verified non-GMO choices. The Non-GMO Project is governed by a Board of Directors. We also work with a collaborative network of technical and expert advisors from a broad and diverse range of backgrounds and sectors. Non-GMO Project Staff, the Board of Directors, and representatives from several of our Technical Administrators recently m... Read more

Non-GMO Project Verified Seal Receives Highest Ranking for Meaningfulness from Consumer Reports

In April 2017, Greener Choices, the Food Safety and Sustainability Center at Consumer Reports, released a comprehensive assessment of the Non-GMO Project Verified Seal. Greener Choices works for sweeping, systemic change in the food system. At the core of their work is the belief that there is a clear intersection between how food is produced and public health. Greener Choices categorizes the Non-GMO Project Verified seal as, “a highly meaningful label for consumers wishing to avoid GMOs in... Read more

Shank’s Extracts Receives Non-GMO Project Verification for Two-Fold Madagascan Pure Vanilla Extract

Shank’s Extracts, a specialty supplier of natural flavoring components to ice cream, baking and beverage producers, received Non-GMO Project Verification for their Two-Fold Madagascan Pure Vanilla Extract. The Non-GMO Project is a mission-driven nonprofit organization dedicated to building and protecting a non-GMO food supply. Today, Non-GMO Project Verified remains the market leader for GMO avoidance and one of the fastest growing labels in the retail sector. “Shank’s Extracts is co... Read more

Why the Non-GMO Project Verifies Low-Risk Ingredients

One of the most common questions we get at the Non-GMO Project is why we verify products that are seemingly not at risk or at low-risk of being produced from genetically modified organisms (GMOs). While it may seem strange to have Non-GMO Project Verified salt or fruit, there are several important reasons that we verify all types of products—including those for which genetically modified versions have not yet been commercialized. Hidden high-risk ingredients First, some ingredients that seem... Read more

Barry Callebaut Announces Three Additional Non-GMO Project Verified Products

Commitment to Consumer Trends Continues Barry Callebaut now offers Non-GMO Project Verified organic white and milk chocolates Barry Callebaut’s portfolio of Non-GMO Project Verified chocolates and cocoa powders grows to 26 products CHICAGO – (February 1, 2017) – Barry Callebaut – the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products – today announced that three additional chocolates have been verified by the Non-GMO Project. Barry Callebaut’s O... Read more

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

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