VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Sept. 23, 2015) - GLG Life Tech Corporation (TSX:GLG) ("GLG" or the "Company"), a global leader in the agricultural and commercial development of high-quality zero-calorie natural sweeteners, is pleased to announce that GLG has received Non-GMO Project Verification across both its stevia and monk fruit (also known as luo han guo) natural zero-calorie sweetener product lines.

For over a decade, GLG has offered food and beverage companies, and their customers, great tasting natural zero-calorie sweeteners with an emphasis on quality and sustainability. It has done so through full vertical integration, strong partnerships with farmers and a commitment to improving the communities in which GLG operates.

In an effort to further GLG's commitment to serving our customers' evolving needs while also demonstrating GLG's social responsibility, GLG made achieving Non-GMO Project Verification a focus for 2015. Brian Meadows, President and CFO of GLG, remarked that "we are thrilled to have achieved this milestone, as this verification will provide more food and beverage companies, and their consumers, the opportunity to enjoy the benefits and improved taste profile of GLG's natural zero-calorie sweeteners in new products launching around the world."

The Non-GMO Project provides North America's only independent verification to ensure that non-GMO products are produced according to rigorous best practices for GMO avoidance.

GLG is also working towards Non-GMO Project Verification for its erythritol and organic erythritol.

About GLG Life Tech Corporation

GLG Life Tech Corporation is a global leader in the supply of high-purity zero calorie natural sweeteners including stevia and monk fruit extracts used in food and beverages. GLG's vertically integrated operations, which incorporate our Fairness to Farmers program and emphasize sustainability throughout, cover each step in the stevia and monk fruit supply chains including non-GMO seed and seedling breeding, natural propagation, growth and harvest, proprietary extraction and refining, marketing and distribution of the finished products. Additionally, to further meet the varied needs of the food and beverage industry, GLG has launched its Naturals+ product line, enabling it to supply a host of complementary ingredients reliably sourced through its supplier network in China. For further information, please visit

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Contact Information:

GLG Life Tech Corporation
Simon Springett
Investor Relations
+1 (604) 669-2602 ext. 101
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