On May 3rd, the USDA released its long-awaited draft of a National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard, pursuant to a law passed in July 2016. While there are many aspects of the draft that warrant comment (check out our complete list here), one thing that is particularly outrageous is the terminology proposed. Under the proposed rule, it would become illegal to make a GMO disclosure using anything other than these two terms: bioengineered and "BE." In order to help establish just how mislead... Read more
The National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard (NBFDS) is the culmination of two decades of Americans overwhelmingly demanding mandatory labeling of GMO foods. The draft version published by the USDA on May 3 leaves many questions unanswered and indicates plenty of cause for alarm. The USDA is currently accepting comments through July 3. In order to support you in making your voice heard, the Non-GMO Project has created a short webinar explaining key points for comments, and has... Read more
The Non-GMO Project welcomes Risa Fletcher to the team as a Client Services Assistant.
Risa is a recent Western Washington University alumna with a B.A. in English. She's previously worked in a variety of fields including veterinary medicine, wildlife rehabilitation, and food service. Her consciousness about healthy food and resources stems from her love for animals and the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. As a vegan, she is an avid label reader and sometimes takes a while ordering at... Read more
The Non-GMO Project welcomes Nikki Oleson to the team as the Executive Coordinator, where she will offer behind-the-scenes, comprehensive support to the Executive Director and subsequently, the Board of Directors, various sub-committees and Non-GMO Project staff. In order to support efficiencies within the demanding schedule of the Project’s director, Nikki is tasked with the implementation of organizational structures that support effectiveness and productivity.
Nikki joins the Non-GMO Pro... Read more
The House passed H.R. 1599 but the fight isn’t over yet.
On July 23, 2015 the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1599 (275-150). This sweeping bill would prohibit any current or future state law requiring GMO labeling, while at the same time dramatically undercutting federal, state and local government oversight and regulation of GMOs (genetically modified organisms).
The revised bill also includes a mandate for the USDA to create its own non-GMO certification program. While it won’... Read more
Happy holiday season! This is when food truly gets fun.
You probably agree that there's nothing celebratory about GMOs. That's why we're offering 4 resources to help you keep GMO ingredients out of your grocery cart and off of your Thanksgiving table. Our family at the Non-GMO Project is wishing you and your loved ones a delicious and delightful holiday!
1. INFOGRAPHIC. See which common menu items are at risk for being GMO, and find easy alternatives.
2. SHOPPING LIST TEMPLATE. This ... Read more
Stamford, CT – January 14, 2013 – Saffron Road™, the packaged food brand of American Halal Co., launches the first frozen entrée of its kind nationally at the end of January. The new gourmet, frozen entrée, Chana Saag with Cumin Rice, is the first frozen entrée in the USA to be Non-GMO Project Verified.
In addition to Saffron Road’s existing 12 World Cuisine frozen entrees (including four Indian varieties), the brand will launch a Chana Saag Entrée to appeal to the growing popu... Read more