Synthetic biology is quietly entering our food supply, cosmetics, and household cleaners. These products may already be on our store shelves and can be marketed as “natural” and “non-GMO.” Government regulation can bypass these products and most consumers are unaware or ill informed about this stealthy, extreme form of genetic engineering.
Hear about the major findings of the GMO Inquiry and the market status of the recently approved GM salmon and GM apple from Lucy Sharratt of the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN)
Understand the emerging technologies of GMO 2.0 and the associated risks to our ecosystems, farmers, and long-term health from Jim Thomas of ETC Group.
Knowing what to ask our suppliers and regulators will help us protect our customers, the Natural Product Industry and the consumer trust we have worked so hard to earn. The new- Shopper’s Guide to Avoiding Synthetic Biology will be available for each attendee.
** Lecture will be held in Carrot Common room 212. This room is stair access only, the entrance is on the Danforth next to Book City. Seating is offered on a first come first serve basis.**