Sales of Non-GMO Project Verified products have gone from $0 in 2010 (when the label launched) to over $3.5 billion just three years later. Consumer concern about GMOs and demand for non-GMO products has made "Non-GMO Project Verified" one of the most sought-after labels in the natural products industry, and the market is responding strongly. We've gone from 194 verification program enrollment inquiries in the second quarter of 2012 to 797 inquiries during the same period this year (that's more ... Read more
2012 was a year of great progress for the non-GMO movement. The Non-GMO Project grew exponentially, seeing coverage in Vogue and “O” Magazine and a Facebook fan base passing the 100,000 mark. Landmark efforts for mandatory labeling at home and abroad helped catapult the GMO issue into the mainstream, and consumer demand for non-GMO choices went off the charts.
While we still have our work cut out for us in 2013, we head into the new year buoyed by recent successes and riding a growing tid... Read more
October 2012 marks the third annual Non-GMO Month, and the celebration could not be more timely. Recent polls show that more than 90% of Americans want to know whether or not their food contains GMOs, and 2012 has seen a groundswell in the “right to know” movement. In the past year, over 1.2 million Americans have contacted the FDA asking them to implement mandatory labeling of GMO foods, and more than a dozen states have taken up GMO labeling bills, including a voter initiative in Californi... Read more
For many of us sweet corn has been a cornerstone of summer meals and a symbol of the fall harvest and Thanksgiving since we were children. However, this once benign treat has gone through a radical change. In 2011, Monsanto announced their plans to grow genetically modified sweet corn on 250,000 acres in the United States. The harvest from these GMO (genetically modified organism) fields will account for 40 percent of the sweet corn market in 2012.
Monsanto’s GMO sweet corn is bred to resis... Read more
What an amazing year this has been!
As you can see from the big smiles at our recent holiday potluck, we’re feeling joyful here at the Non-GMO Project. All the great food we’ve been sharing lately certainly has something to do with it (for inspiration, check out our new online recipe catalogue), but it’s not just that.
It’s been almost five years since we incorporated, and our strategy of using the marketplace to protect a non-GMO food supply is proving successful. With nearly 6,00... Read more
“You can resist an invading army; you cannot resist an idea whose time has come.”
- Victor Hugo
It was almost exactly two months ago that I began my work as Communications Manager with the Non-GMO Project. What I have seen over the past eight weeks is nothing less than mind blowing. The Non-GMO Project is a small organization, but our impact is mighty. Our strength comes from the sheer size and commitment of the global network of people and organizations that we work with on a daily basis ... Read more
Concord, MA (June 2011) Stark Sisters Granola, the gourmet granola company which has received rave reviews from Bon Appetit, The New York Times, Boston Globe, and many more, is announcing that Stark Sisters Maple Almond, Nutty Maple and Maple Raspberry Blueberry Granolas have been Non-GMO Project Verified. This Verification demonstrates Stark Sisters’ fierce commitment to keeping Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) out of their Granola.
With the recent USDA approvals of genetically mo... Read more
CRESCENT CITY, CA (January 21, 2011) - Rumiano Cheese Company proudly announced today that its entire organic cheese line, organic butter, and organic WPC-80% are the first in the world to achieve Non-GMO Project Verification. Rumiano Cheese Company has been producing all natural, grass–fed, rBST-free, kosher, real California cheese for over 90 years and is California’s oldest family owned cheese company.
Rumiano Cheese Company is the first and only cheese company in the world to have ach... Read more
If you’re like me, you often feel a bit vulnerable during the holiday season when confronted with tempting holiday sweets and foods that would normally be on your “do not eat” list. Fortunately, we have options! There are now an ever increasing number of brands, either enrolled in the Non-GMO Project Product Verification Program, or those that have completed the process (bearing the product Seal of verification). What better way to celebrate family and friends than by ensuring they are eat... Read more
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WINSTON-SALEM, NC (November 15, 2010) – TW Garner Food Company announced today that its Green Mountain Gringo® salsas and tortilla strips are now officially “Non-GMO Project Verified,” meaning that they have been independently tested and verified to demonstrate best practices for avoidance of genetically-modified ingredients by The Non-GMO Project and its technical consultants, FoodChain Global Ad... Read more
From Non-GMO Month Guest Blogger, Jeanne Blackwell AKA "Mom", co-author of Hole in the Fence (http://holeinthefence.net/)
Prize in a Cracker Jack box, quite the cabaret for kids of all ages. Never know what you are going to get and always excited to find out.
I like a little cabaret with my Mongolian barbecue and for sure a couple of Velvet Hammers will get me dancing on a table top at the Lemon Tree.
What is not fun is Aspic, sometimes called cabaret, or eating fish sperm in ... Read more
Adding “Non-GMO” to growing list of benefits of hemp food products and ingredients
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Ste. Agathe, Manitoba, Canada (August 20, 2010) – Hemp Oil Canada Inc. (HOCI), Canada’s leader in procurement, processing, marketing and distribution of hemp food ... Read more