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Organic & Non-GMO Forum Tackles Industry Topics

Issues covered will include CRISPR and other technologies


Hundreds of producers, processors, merchandisers and service providers in the industry will gather to discuss the most pressing issues at the fourth annual Organic & Non-GMO Forum, October 29-30 at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch, St. Louis, MO.

From what’s new in gene editing tools to how the long-awaited USDA National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard is shaping up to what’s being done to stop fraud in the organic sector, the forum’s accomplished speakers will deliver on the latest developments.

Emily Whiston of EnviroLogix, a global leader in the development of rapid GMO and mycotoxin detection technology, will speak on the radical transformation that CRISPR and other gene editing tools can have in agriculture, and how the industry is reacting to this. Special attention will be given to which technologies qualify as genetically modifying, and where the industry sits on that fence.

From the Center for Science in the Public Interest, Gregory Jaffee, biotechnology project director, will present “Potential Impacts of the USDA’s National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard." This eagerly-awaited new set of laws are destined to become the benchmark for all things scientifically-created or altered in the food world, helping to define “bioengineering” and the threshold for GMO presence in a food product. Additionally, the standard will establish uniform labeling for disclosing information about bioengineered food and food ingredient content.

Attendees to the Organic & Non-GMO Forum, hosted by HighQuest Group, will be privy to all the details surrounding these critical topics, and the opportunities and challenges they present across the entire agricultural value chain. Learn more at or @ONGforum.

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