A new Organic & Non-GMO Forum has been added to the agenda at the 10th annual Oilseed & Grain Trade Summit, which will take place this year in Minneapolis, Sept. 30 – Oct. 2. This event will address growing concerns by major food manufacturers and retailers over lack of sufficient suppliers of ingredients to meet increasing consumer demand for organic and non-GMO foods.
The Forum, a unique one-day event, is the first industry event to convene stakeholders from across the organic and non-GMO supply chain in order to address the growth, opportunities and significant supply chain challenges that this sector of the food value chain presents. Critical trade flow data, along with innovative strategies, and new management tools and systems designed specifically to meet these supply and logistic challenges, will be highlighted and covered in-depth by leading industry experts.
Key topics to be addressed at the new Organic & Non-GMO Forum include:
- GMO Testing Protocols: What’s the Current Science?
- Defining and Comparing Costs, Yields and Benefits for Conventional, Non-GMO and Organic Farm Practices
- What Does Labeling Mean? Mandatory Biotech Labeling vs. Voluntary Non-GMO Labeling
- PANEL: Managing Co-Existence and Chain of Custody
- PANEL: Can Industry Work Together to Support Farmer’s Right to Choose?
“What is truly unique about this event, and what has us so excited about adding it as a complement to the Oilseed & Grain Trade Summit, is that bringing together a wide range of key stakeholders and experts across the industry will ensure that diverse perspectives will be leveraged to develop pragmatic solutions to a variety of supply chain challenges,” said Philippe de Lapérouse, chair of the Forum.
The Oilseed & Grain Trade Summit, presented by HighQuest Group, promises cutting-edge content that addresses key trends and developments in the global oilseed, animal protein and grain sectors. Last year’s Summit convened over 400 buyers and sellers of oilseed products, feed grains and food ingredients from 38 U.S. states and nearly 20 countries.
This year’s attendees will benefit from expanded networking opportunities due to a more fluid room layout; an agenda that addresses more animal protein topics; and a grand Oktoberfest-themed celebration in honor of the event’s 10th anniversary. Learn more at www.oilseedandgrain.com.