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

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

ZYN CURCUMIN (from Turmeric) Infused Drinks – Inspiring Positive Change

October 2, 2020

The story of ZYN Infused Drinks is about family. It’s about a family that traveled very far to build a future for their children, who traveled back many times to keep the bonds between the old world and the new one strong. The family’s roots — metaphoric and literal — connected them across cultures, filling… » Read more

From Paddock to Plate : A Butter Lover’s Blog, Sponsored by Lewis Road Creamery

July 16, 2020

In 2011, Peter Cullinane had an idea. He was at a grocery store, searching for some high-quality butter to go with the baguette and ham he’d put aside for lunch. He knew that while the right butter could turn a simple meal into a symphony, the wrong butter could be a train wreck (not to… » Read more

The Dairy Diaries: Why Non-GMO Is the Cream of the Crop

June 26, 2020

GMOs have a large hoof-print in the world of animal-based products. Keeping them out of the food supply and out of your grocery cart is no small task. As National Dairy Month comes to a close, we tip our hats to all the brands that have committed to non-GMO, bringing you an overview of where… » Read more

What’s so Clean about “Clean Meat” Anyway?

February 7, 2019

You probably already know that the Non-GMO Project requires GMO testing all the way back to animal feed—it’s one component of our program that sets it apart from the new federal GMO labeling law and other GMO avoidance programs that don’t check out what animals eat. This is important because most GMOs are large-scale commodity crops… » Read more

Non-GMO One Degree Bread

Taking Transparency to the Next Level with One Degree Organic Foods

September 6, 2018

The smell hits you as soon as you walk through the door: freshly baked bread. Lots of it. The Sprouted Oven in Abbotsford, British Columbia has it all–muffins, cinnamon rolls, bagels, a sizable retail store, and even a gluten-free bakery. The best part? Everything is plant-based, non-GMO, and made with organic grains. I was left… » Read more

Lessons From the Garden: How I Learned to Grow Non-GMO

June 1, 2017

With the last of winter’s frost behind us and longer, brighter days ahead, it’s the perfect time to start planting the seeds of a non-GMO food supply right in our own backyards. If you’re like me and have never tended to a garden of your own, the idea of home gardening can seem like a… » Read more

Living Non-GMO Skincare Mask Ingredients, Non-GMO Project Verified Oats, Honey, Yogurt

Happy Valentine’s Day to Me

February 7, 2017

“Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson It is important to take the time and make the effort to do nice things for one’s self. For many of us, daily demands make it too easy to put ourselves at the end of the line, rather… » Read more