Navigating GMOs in a New Regulatory Landscape

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Navigating GMOs In a New Regulatory Landscape:

In response to past years’ state-led initiatives to label genetically engineered foods, the USDA has officially established a National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard (NBFDS). Although part of the intended consequence of this law was to make labeling of genetically engineered foods more consistent and clear, this new legislation still leaves important questions for everyone concerned, especially in terms of the scope and definition of ingredients and products included and considered to be bioengineered.

This webinar will address this new regulatory landscape and present a path forward for companies that must balance new legal compliance requirements with consumer demand for label claims like Non-GMO Project Verification and Organic Certification.

Participants will learn:

  • How NBFDS fits into the current GMO regulatory landscape, both in the US and internationally
  • Challenges of addressing the new law
  • Prospective solutions to address NBFDS while the market and regulatory guidance are in flux

   About The Speaker

David Gould

Global Head of Sustainability Programs - FoodChain ID

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 and has worked on issues of genetic engineering and its effects on health and ecology since 1996. 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. He has and continues to train and consult globally to the private sector and government agencies on sustainable development, quality assurance, policy reform, and stakeholder engagement. 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.

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