Join the Non-GMO Project at Expo East 2014

ee14_logo_169x165We’re excited to see all of our participants in Baltimore this September for the Natural Products Expo East. Drop by our booth (#1148) to say hello to our team! Below is a list of events at Expo we will be attending or think will be valuable to participants or companies interested in pursuing Non-GMO Project Verification.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

Lessons in Sustainability
10:30 – 11:45 am, Level 300 Room 315
Speakers: 
Katherine DiMatteo, Executive Director, Sustainable Food Trade Association
Linda Brown, Scientific Certification Services, ANSI
Wendy Behr, SVP Research, Development, & Sustainability, Whitewave Foods
Shauna Sadowski, Director of Sustainability, Annie’s, Inc.

Organic=Non-GMO and a Whole Lot More
2:00 – 3:15 pm, Room 314
Speakers:
Gwendolyn Wyard, Regulatory Director, Organic Standards and Food Safety, Organic Trade Association
Bethany Davis, Director of Regulatory Affairs, FoodState
Johanna Mirenda, Policy Director, Pennsylvania Certified Organic
Courtney Pineau, Assistant Director, The Non-GMO Project

GMOs 2.0: What You Need to Know About Synthetic Biology
2:00 – 3:00 pm, Level 300 Room 322
Speakers:
Michael Hansen, Senior Scientist, Consumer Union
Melody Meyer, Vice President for Policy and Industry Relations, UNFI
Dana Perls, Food and Technology Campaigner, Friends of the Earth
John Roulac, Founder and CEO, Nutiva
Jim Thomas, Program Director, ETC Group 

2,4-D: What it Means for GMO Labeling
3:30 – 4:45 pm, Level 300 Room 309
Speakers:
Scott Faber, VP Government Affairs, Environmental Working Group
Doug Gurian-Sherman, PhD.Senior Scientist, Director of Sustainable Agriculture, Center for Food Safety
Michael Hansen, Senior Scientist, Consumer Union
Mary Ellen Kustin, Legislative/Policy Analyst, Environmental Working Group
Jim Leahy, Executive Director, Citizens for GMO Labeling, Inc.
Paige Richardson, Campaign Director, Yes on 92
Rick Ridder, Campaign Consultant, Right to Know Colorado, RBI Strategies and Research

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

Preparing for Non-GMO Verification
1:30 – 2:30 pm, Level 300 Room 321
Speakers:
David Carter, V.P. of Operations and General Manager, FoodChain ID, Inc.
Maryellen Molyneaux, President, Natural Marketing Institute (NMI)
Ken Ross, CEO, Global ID Group, Inc.
Heather Secrist PhD, CEO, Genetic ID NA, Inc.