We are tracking their rapid rise and entrance into the supply chain
Over the last few years, the growth of the biotechnology industry has rapidly accelerated, due in large part to an explosion in start-up companies and venture capital funding. Today, genetic engineering is no longer about a few agrochemical giants manipulating a handful of commodity crops. It’s also about engineering animals, gene-edited crops, and ingredients brewed in vats in warehouses.
These new GMOs are largely unregulated and unlabeled, and they’re flying under the radar of the natural products industry. What’s more, many new GMOs are being marketed and sold to brands as “non-GMO.”
The Non-GMO Project is committed to keeping you informed so that you can operate with confidence in this new and quickly evolving landscape. Below, we offer resources to help you keep your goods non-GMO—so that you can deliver the natural products your consumers want.
Every month, this newsletter alerts you to new GMOs entering the marketplace, including the companies developing them and the products they’re used in.
If you’re a brand or a retailer, know the right questions to ask of your ingredient suppliers to ensure you’re sourcing non-GMO. The easiest way to ensure you are doing so? Source your purchases from Non-GMO Project Verified suppliers!
Sometimes, these words are used to describe techniques, processes and products of biotechnology. When sourcing, look for these descriptors; they may indicate the presence or use of new GMOs.
This timeline offers just the tip of the iceberg, but it reveals how new GMO developments are accelerating and broadening in applications and traits. Download it and share it with your customers and colleagues!
Join us for our rolling micro-conference series throughout the year where we share research, ideas, insights, and opportunities related to new GMOs and their rapid rise into the supply chain. Join brands, retailers, distributors, and industry guests as we take a deep dive each season into the product categories impacted most by the entrance of new GMOs into our food system.
About the Non-GMO Project
The Non-GMO Project is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building and protecting a non-GMO food supply. We do this through consumer education and outreach programs; marketing support provided to Non-GMO Project Verified brands; and training resources and merchandising materials provided to retailers. As the market leader for GMO avoidance, we offer North America’s most rigorous and trusted third-party verification for non-GMO food and products. Our mission is to empower people to care for themselves, the planet and future generations.
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