Product Certifications

Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified: A Tale of Two Certifications

February 25, 2021

We’re often asked how Non-GMO Project Verification and USDA Organic Certification intersect. If “Organic is always non-GMO,” then what does the Non-GMO Project Verification mark offer to brands and shoppers? A lot! Let’s walk through it. The Non-GMO Project Verification Program is focused solely and deeply on GMOs, supported by testing and supply chain tracing…. » Read more

Manukora Honey: Good News from New Zealand’s Bees, and the People who Tend to Them

February 11, 2021

There is good news in the world of bees, and that news comes from New Zealand: Honey bee populations in the country have been growing steadily for the last century. Progress like this is all the more critical as global populations of bees and other pollinators move in the opposite direction. This achievement speaks to… » Read more

Non-GMO Project Verified Cotton

If You Eat Meat or Dairy, You Eat Cotton

May 7, 2019

We’re all familiar with cotton—this versatile crop is used to make a good portion of the clothing and other textiles most people use daily. However, these consumer goods represent only a small piece of cotton’s impact on our economic and environmental systems. Cotton is considered a high-risk crop under the Non-GMO Project Standard because GMO… » Read more

The Importance of Testing

April 16, 2018

The Non-GMO Project’s butterfly verification mark is North America’s most trusted and meaningful label for GMO avoidance. Consumers trust our label because the Non-GMO Project is a third-party verification program backed by North America’s most rigorous Standard for GMO avoidance. The Non-GMO Project’s product verification program has three main components: testing, traceability, and segregation. Each of… » Read more

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How Independent Verifiers Help Build the Butterfly Label You Trust

January 19, 2021

More people than ever before are looking carefully at the products they bring home to their families. Considering all the information on a package, the average shopper would need to pull up a stool and make a day of it. Certifications and clean food labels like the Non-GMO Project Butterfly offer a valuable shortcut. So,… » Read more

Shoppers and Brands Agree: We Want Proof It’s Non-GMO!

January 14, 2021

It’s not just grocery shoppers who are looking for Non-GMO Project Verified products — the brands you know and trust look for the Butterfly when they source ingredients too! As shoppers demand more transparency from food brands, brands are in turn demanding more transparency and more documentation from their suppliers. For the supply chain participants… » Read more

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Navigating Meat Alternatives

January 6, 2021

In the past few years, new plant-based meat alternatives have inundated the market. These products resemble meat, but contain no actual animal tissue. They are created with plant-derived ingredients like soy or pea protein. With as many as a quarter of North American millennials describing themselves as vegetarians or vegans, and plant-based diets on the… » Read more

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The New Non-GMO Project Standard Is Out! Join Us for a Look Behind the Butterfly

January 8, 2021

We are delighted to announce that Version 16 of the Non-GMO Project Standard has been officially released and can be found here — free of charge, at any time. We are tremendously proud of the hard work and expertise that has gone into v16, including the contributions of Project staff, professional stakeholders and industry experts… » Read more

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Are Artificial Flavors GMOs?

December 30, 2020

Many of the processed foods that we see on grocery shelves today bear an ingredient label that says “artificially flavored.” Due to the prevalence of artificial additives in the marketplace, one of the questions we are asked most frequently from savvy shoppers is: “Why did I see the word artificial in the ingredients of a Non-GMO Project… » Read more

December 11, 2020

The following is a guest post courtesy of a group of Indigenous leaders and organizations (for a full list of contributors, see below). The Non-GMO Project is honored to share this content, which invites proponents of western ecological agriculture to go deeper — to not ‘take’ certain land practices from Indigenous cultures without their context,… » Read more