Natural Products Expo West
March 9-11, 2023
Non-GMO Project #2642, Hall C
Come chat with us!
Stop by and say hello to us at Booth #2642, Hall C. Are you interested in learning more about getting your products Non-GMO Project Verified? We can help! Do you have Verified products, but want to explore new ways of leveraging your verification? Schedule an in-person meeting with us during the event.
Can’t make it to Expo? Brands interested in getting Non-GMO Project Verified can schedule a virtual meeting with our Business Development Associate, Sam. Retailers can schedule a virtual meeting with our Retail Program Specialist, Lindsey.
Non-GMO Project live events
Nutrient Density: The Consumer Case for Regenerative Agriculture
Thursday, March 9, 2023 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm PST
Marriott, Grand Ballroom F
Recent data from SPINS shows that 66% of consumers are purchasing with health in mind. Meanwhile, research has been building in recent years to show a clear correlation between soil health and nutrient dense outcomes, with brands like Patagonia Provisions, King Arthur Baking, Campbell’s, and Nestle announcing their own research into the link between soil health, regenerative practices and nutritional outcomes.
More than two dozen of the top food companies in the world have stated that they have some initiative around regenerative agriculture, but the focus is currently on soil, farmers, carbon and climate impacts, rather than engaging the consumer on personal outcomes. We believe that the Natural/Organic/Regenerative communities, and especially consumers, would be best served in understanding that their purchase intent around health can be met by companies who are measuring the impact of regenerative agriculture on nutrient density. Developing this awareness in the marketplace can create supply and demand that is based on meaningful outcomes as it relates to human health and which shores up demand for products that impact ecosystem health, biodiversity, carbon sequestration and more.
Speakers: Moderator, Megan Westgate, Executive Director Non-GMO Project; Gina Asoudegan, Vice President of Mission and Regenerative Agriculture at Applegate; Paul Lightfood, General Manager at Patagonia Provisions; and Brandon Casteel, VP Partnerships at SPINS.
Is Precision Fermentation Regenerative? Problems and Solutions with GMOs 2.0
Friday, March 10, 2023 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm PST
Marriott, Marquis NE.
This panel explores the latest information on precision fermentation, synthetic biology, and other next-generation GMOs currently being marketed to natural retailers and shoppers.
Speakers: Megan Westgate, Executive Director of the Non-GMO Project; Alan Lewis, VP at Natural Grocers; Max Goldberg, founder of Organic Insider; Karen Howard, CEO/Executive Director at Organic and Natural Health Association; and Elizabeth Whitlow, Executive Director of the Regenerative Organic Alliance.
We work closely with our technical administrators for our Product Verification Program. Look for their booth numbers at Expo West:
Our friends at Green America are hosting events you may be interested in, such as Deep Dive Into Connections Between Regenerative Ag and Nutrient Density, and Making and Meeting Your Regenerative Commitments. Learn more.
Join us post-Expo! Why get Non-GMO Project Verified?
Attend our upcoming webinar to take a deep-dive on the impact of third-party certification on sales. Join the Non-GMO Project + SPINS to find out why brands with the Butterfly label see increased sales growth. Gain insights on the changing consumer landscape and how Non-GMO Project verification accelerates growth.
Wednesday, March 29 at 12:00 pm PST.