Expo West 2012

Over the last five years, since the official launch of the Non-GMO Project at the Natural Products Expo West in 2007, non-GMO has become an established long-term trend and core value of the natural and organic products industry. Whether you were an early adopter or are just coming on board, this year’s Expo will be full of opportunities to connect, educate and celebrate our collective effort to protect a non-GMO food supply and offer consumers an informed choice.

Throughout the show, find us at:
UNFI, booth #2336
Tree of Life, booth #2448
Green Kiosk in the Convention Center Lobby (co-exhibit with WhiteWave and Just Label It!)

We warmly encourage you to attend the following non-GMO events:

Managing the Non-GMO Message
Thursday 03/8/2012 (New Hope Educational Session)
10 AM – 11:15 AM
Anaheim Marriot Ballroom 8 (Adjacent to Anaheim Convention Center)
SPEAKERS:
Megan Westgate, Executive Director – Non-GMO Project
Andy Huth, Grocery Buyer – Jimbo’s…Naturally!
Maria Emmer-Aanes, Director of Marketing & Communications – Nature’s Path Organic Foods

Our Right to Know! A Conversation on the California and Federal GMO Labeling Initiatives
Thursday 03/8/2012 (New Hope Educational Session)
2:00 PM – 3:15 PM
Anaheim Marriot Ballroom 6 (Adjacent to Anaheim Convention Center)
MODERATOR:
Michael Funk, Chairman and Co-Founder – United Natural Foods, Inc.
SPEAKERS:
David Bronner, President – Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps
Gary Hirshberg, Co-Founder, Chairman – Stonyfield Farm Inc.
Doug Linney, President – Next Generation
Robynn Shrader, CEO – National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA)
Arran Stephens, CEO & Co-Founder – Nature’s Path Foods, Inc.

[INVITE ONLY] Non-GMO Project Participant Toolkit Session
Friday 03/9/2012
1:00 – 2:30 PM
Room 213B (Anaheim Convention Center)
A special education session for Non-GMO Project participating brands, featuring an orientation to our new Participant Toolkit. Get ideas and inspiration to leverage your Non-GMO Project Verification for maximum impact. Printed copies of the Participant Toolkit will be provided to all participants who register by Friday March 2nd.
Click here to register (all Non-GMO Project Participating companies are welcome).
SPEAKERS:
Courtney Pineau, Communications Manager – Non-GMO Project
Megan Westgate, Executive Director – Non-GMO Project
Select Non-GMO Project Participants

Talk & Book Signing — “What’s the Big Deal With GMOs? — Let a Farmer & a Food Company CEO Explain”
Friday 03/9/2012
12:00 – 1:00 pm, Beanitos Booth #4561
Beanitos Bean Chip CEO, Doug Foreman & 4th Generation Farmer, Eric Herm
Eric will also have his book signing directly after the talk

Non-GMO Networking Reception
Co-hosted by INFRA and the Non-GMO Project
Friday 03/9/2012
5:00 – 6:00 PM
Room 213B (Anaheim Convention Center)
Join retailers, manufacturers and consumer advocates active in the non-GMO movement at an informal reception to talk about recent developments and strategize about next steps. Take a break from a long day on the show floor and enjoy some Non-GMO Project Verified snacks and beverages in the good company of others who are passionate about keeping GMOs out of natural and organic food and products.

The Secret of Seeds (Non-GMO Film)
Saturday 03/10/2012

2:00PM – 3:15 PM
Room Anaheim Marriott, Platinum Ballroom 6
Join Jeremy Seifert and Josh Kunau, makers of the film “Dive!”, with Elizabeth Kucinich as they share their experiences on the making of their new film about labeling genetically engineered foods in the U.S. and around the world. Check out the trailer!

Speaker(s):
Elizabeth Kucinich
Joshua Kunau
Jeremy Seifert

Organic Roots
All proceeds from this party will benefit the Non-GMO Project
Saturday 03/10/2012
9:30 PM – 1:30 AM
Anaheim Plaza Hotel – Ballroom
Sponsored by: Sambazon, Medicine Hunter, Profruit, Numi, Dr. Bronners, Big Tree Farms, Manitoba Harvest, New Belgium