The battle for GMO labeling rages on, with a growing number of American states considering legislation. What developments are on the horizon in 2015? In the absence of mandatory labeling, what voluntary schemes are gaining popularity? How are food brands and retailers providing greater transparency to consumers?
Such issues will be discussed in the North American edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit, hosted in San Francisco on Jan. 21 and 22, 2015.
- Sarah Bird, board member, Just Label It! and the Organic Trade Association. Although the Colorado and Oregon bills did not pass, the pro-GMO labeling movement continues to gain momentum. Bird gives an update on recent developments and future projections.
- Maryellen Molyneaux, president and partner, Natural Marketing Institute. What do consumers really think about GMOs? How are they adjusting their shopping and dietary habits? Fresh insights are given from NMI's research.
Food traceability session
GM labeling is featured in this dedicated session. Topics include:
- GM labeling update and future movement
- US market for GM-labeled products
- Traceability certification schemes
- Transparency in supply chains case study
- Verification tools for traceability and authenticity
- Providing transparency at retail
- Consumer behavior towards GMOs
Who should attend?
The summit is designed for key stake-holders in the food industry, including:
- Food and beverage companies
- Ingredient suppliers
- Retailers and distributors
- Packaging companies
- Certification and inspection agencies
- Industry organizations and associations
- Investors and financiers
- Other stake-holders
Sponsorship and exhibition
The summit will be attended by senior executives from the food industry, enabling sponsors to target key decision-makers. A limited number of sponsorship/exhibitor opportunities remain. More details are on the web page.