Each year more and more Americans are becoming aware of GMOs. Victories and defeats are stacking up from litigations and advocacy. We can feel proud of the inroads made into the public consciousness of GMO issues. How much more will it take? How can apathy turn to activism, so that the successes eventually reach the tipping point and GMOs are labeled and regulated out of prominence? Our panelists track these issues continuously and will report on many fronts of the anti-GMO fight—from standing up to Monsanto, to labeling vs. market forces, to the maize battle in Mexico, to USDA-APHIS revisiting their regulation framework for biotechnology, to genetic preservation, to efforts to maintain seed purity for organic production.
C | 3:30 pm
Organic Seed Alliance
GMO INSIDE, Nutiva
John Roulac is the founder of GMO Inside, a group dedicated to educating people on the dangers of GMO foods. John is respected for his expertise on whole foods, organic farming, hemp agriculture, forestry, permaculture, composting, and the conservation of water and energy. He helped jumpstart the modern home-composting movement in the early 1990s, successfully sued the US DEA to keep hemp foods legal in 2001, and is the author of four books on environmental topics with combined sales of over one million copies. John is the founder and CEO of Nutiva, the world’s leading organic superfoods brand of hemp, coconut, chia, and red palm superfoods.