Synthetic Biology by Lucy Sharratt & Jim Thomas at The Big Carrot

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 (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.