Synthetic biology is quietly entering our food supply, cosmetics, and householdcleaners. These products may already be on store shelves and can be marketed as “natural” and “non-GMO”. Government regulation can bypass these products and most consumers are unaware of this stealthy, extreme form of genetic engineering. Join Lucy Sharrat of CBAN and Jim Thomas of ETC Group to get an update on the market status of the recently approved GM Salmon and Apple and to learn more about the emerging technologies of synthetic biology and the associated risks to our ecosystems, farmers, and long-term health. Know what clues to look for when reading labels and how to avoid Genetically Engineered ingredients.
The new- Shopper’s Guide to Avoiding Synthetic Biology will be available for each attendee.