As more and more nations globally do not consider GMOs (genetically modified organisms) to be safe for consumer goods products, The Non-GMO Project, a non-profit organization, is on a mission of protecting the non-GMO food supply and giving consumers an informed choice. Today's Consumer Goods, Organic, Natural Products Companies in focus are Sunwin Stevia International, Inc., The Hain Celestial Group, Inc., Archer Daniels Midland Company, Mondelez International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDLZ) and Celanese Corporation.

Sunwin Stevia International, Inc., one of the top global suppliers of high quality stevia extracts including Rebaudioside A 98 and Rebaudioside A99, announced today that Qufu Shengren Pharmaceutical Company, Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sunwin Stevia, has obtained certification of non-genetically modified organisms ("Non-GMOs") (Certificate No: 52462). The Non-GMO Project's Product Verification Program ("PVP") is a process-based and product-based program designed to assess compliance with the Non-GMO Project Standard. The core requirements are traceability, segregation, and testing of high-risk ingredients at critical control points. The Non-GMO Project's PVP is North America's only independent, standard-based tool for ensuring that a product comes from best practices to avoid GMOs.

Non-GMO PVP is the fastest growing label in the natural products industry, representing $11 billion in annual sales and more than 27,000 verified products. With consumers today, the Non-GMO Project seal is the most trusted sign that a product comes from best practices for GMO avoidance. Ms. Dongdong Lin, CEO of Sunwin Stevia stated, "Verified by the Non-GMO project means Sunwin Stevia's products are free of any GMOs and can legally use the Non-GMO label to be sold in any green market. Management is very pleased that its stevia products have achieved Non-GMO verified status and passed the on-site inspection and document-based evaluation. Management believes that the potential to penetrate a multiple billion green market is substantial, as more and more people realize that natural products are better for our bodies, better for our communities, and better for the planet."