The Non-GMO Project Standard is maintained by a diverse community of stakeholders and industry experts across specialized committees. We encourage your comments and participation!
Volunteer on the Standards Committee!
We are actively recruiting for three volunteers to serve as Voting Members on the Standards Committee (SC). If you are interested in making a positive impact in the Non-GMO space through your knowledge, experience, and passion, apply!
The SC oversees the development of the Non-GMO Project Standard and is responsible for addressing all standard-related comments received from stakeholders. Revisions and interpretations proposed by the SC are reviewed and voted upon by the Standards Oversight Committee on behalf of the Board of Directors, which holds final decision-making authority. The SC comprises representatives from the following areas:
Voting members who reflect a balanced representation of external stakeholder interests
At least one voting member who is well positioned to represent consumer advocacy or policy perspectives
Non-voting representatives from the Project’s technical administrators
One non-voting representative of the Non-GMO Project staff
The details of the SC and revisions to the Non-GMO Project Standard can be found in the Terms of Reference.
Voting Standards Committee Members:
Bonnie Bibas, Hela Bima Rice Project
Sapna Brown, Governance Solutions LLC
Julia Hofmeister, Mercaris
Non-Voting Standards Committee Members:
Lucy Anderson, SCS Global Services
Kristina Bierschwale, Where Food Comes From Inc.
Anjali Gulati, FoodChain ID
Kaitlin Milender, NSF
Non-Voting Non-GMO Project Staff:
Megan Westgate, Non-GMO Project
If you are interested in serving the Non-GMO Project as a member of our SC, please apply here!
For questions regarding serving on the SC please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seed Advisory Committee
The Seed Advisory Committee’s (SAC) broad and balanced representation of the industry helps to provide guidance on standards development and engagement of this critical sector.
If you are interested in serving the Non-GMO Project on the committee, please fill out the nomination form.
Current Seed Advisory Committee members include:
James Orf Professor, University of Minnesota
Mac Ehrhardt President, Albert Lea Seeds
Nate Kleinman Cofounder, Experimental Farm Network
Quentin Schultz President, Eurofins BioDiagnostics, Inc.
Charles Benbrook President, Benbrook Consulting Services
Tom Stearns Founder, High Mowing Organic Seeds
Charles Brown President, Brownseed Genetics, LLC