Just Label It: Preparing Your Store for GMO Transparency
Thursday, 9/26 from 2:00 PM-3:00 PM, Room 319
The increasing visibility of GMOs over the past several years has elevated them into the realm of the mainstream media, and thus, a greater awareness with consumers. According to a recent poll, 82 percent of Americans agree that foods containing GMOs should be sold with a label. It may come as a surprise to some Americans that the U.S. is currently the only industrialized nation lacking mandatory labeling for GMO foods.
GMO Labeling: Where Are We Now?
Friday, 9/27, 10AM-11:00AM, room 319
GMO labeling advocates are rallying to support I-522, the People's Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act, in Washington State. WA I-522, one of a handful of state initiatives currently calling for GMO labeling, and the only GMO labeling bill heading to voters this fall, is considered one of the best chances to achieve mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods in 2013. Learn how you can support this effort, along with lessons learned from California’s Prop. 37 and what’s happening on a national level with the FDA to require labeling of genetically engineered foods, from a panel of speakers and industry leaders deeply involved in these efforts.
GMOs: Thresholds, Purity, and Contamination Prevention
Friday, 9/27 11:15 AM -12:30PM, Room 314
This session will explore a raft of public and private initiatives designed to ensure the genetic integrity of organic products. This session presented by the OTA.