Everyone Deserves an Informed Choice
The Non-GMO Project, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, offers North America’s only third party verification and labeling for non-GMO (genetically modified organism) food and products.
Our shared belief is that everyone deserves an informed choice about whether or not to consume genetically modified organisms.
WHAT WE DO
The Non-GMO Project works in several different capacities to ensure the availability of non-GMO products and to help support informed choice. We offer North America’s only third party verification and labeling for non-GMO food and products. We also work to educate consumers and the food industry to help build awareness about GMOs and their impact on our health and food systems. One of the inherent risks of genetically modified crops and food items is that they contaminate non-GMO crops and foods through cross-pollination and/or contamination; so we also work with food manufacturers, distributors, growers, and seed suppliers to develop a standard for detection of GMOs and for the reduction of contamination risk of the non-GMO food supply with GMOs.
The Project began as an initiative of independent natural foods retailers who were interested in providing their customers with more information regarding the GMO risk of their products. As the Project evolved, it became clear that in order for the initial vision of standardized labeling to be possible, a 3rd party verification program was needed that would identify products compliant with a uniform, consensus-based definition of non-GMO. With the help of technical consultants FoodChain Global Advisors, and fueled by the passion of a dynamic array of industry leaders, the Non-GMO Project has successfully created a collaborative non-GMO verification program that began enrolling products in the fall of 2008. Working at every level of the supply chain, all the way back to the seeds, the Project’s role is to inspire and ensure viable non-GMO alternatives long into the future.
This is in Excel Format so you will need Microsoft Excel to open this file.
If you do not have Excel, here is a partial list in pdf format: Partial NON-GMO Verified Food List
(The YES/NO column indicated whether or not the item is Organic)
There are many other ORGANIC, NON-GMO FOODS AVAILABLE TODAY, NOT ALL HAVE BEEN VERIFIED BY THE NON-GMO PROJECT. We recommend calling or writing to organic companies to urge them to use the NON-GMO LABELING PROJECT VERIFICATION. Many but not all organic foods are Non-GMO.
States are also working to pass legislature to mandate GMO Labeling. So far CT and Vermont have passed GMO labeling laws. Write to your Senators and Congressman urging them of the importance of GMO labeling. Unfortunately Monsanto has donated large amounts of money to the Congress and Senate, and board members from Monsanto are active in our Congress and Senate. But consumer awareness is increasing and speaking out does make a difference!