Join FoodChain ID’s Global Head of Sustainability David Gould for ‘GMO Labeling News You Can Use,’ the latest webinar in the ‘Seeing Food Clearly’ Webinar Series. During our last webinar, we discussed a new regulatory landscape regarding mandatory GMO labeling due to the USDA’s National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard. With the Non-GMO Project’s recent release of the new Standard Version 15, ‘GMO Labeling News You Can Use’ will clarify options for legal compliance as well as market opportunities for non-GMO products. Diving into changes in the Non-GMO Project Standard and how these changes address the NBFDS, this webinar will help you to decide whether Non-GMO Project Verification or another solution is your best pathway to compliance.
David Gould is Global Head of Sustainability Programs for FoodChain ID. He is a food scientist by training with a degree in Life Sciences from MIT. He has been involved in the food and agriculture sector for the past 25 years. David was one of the originators of non-GMO standards and certification programs and has stayed closely involved in their development globally throughout their development. Working across a range of sustainability schemes, he has inspected and/or certified thousands of farms, processing facilities, and other value chain actors on 6 continents, and contributed to the formation of numerous standards and policies in addition to non-GMO, including organic, fair trade, fisheries, and non-food agriculture-based sectors. Prior to joining FoodChain ID at the beginning of 2019, David spent the previous 7 years as Senior Facilitator for IFOAM – Organics International, where he was instrumental in elaborating best practices in agriculture, its value chains, and the forward trajectory of the organic movement. He lives in Portland, Oregon, where he also spent various years as owner of a small food processing business and a permaculture farm.