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St. Louis to Host Organic & Non-GMO Forum


To be held Oct. 29-30, the Organic & Non-GMO Forum will cover topics from what’s new in gene editing tools, to the how the long-awaited U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard is shaping up, to what’s being done to stop fraud in the organic sector.

Matthew Dillon, who serves as senior director of agricultural policy and programs for Clif Bar & Company, is a keynote speaker. Clif Bar believes in the power of business to drive more than profits, and the potential of food to do more than just feed us. Dillon will take participants on Clif’s organic journey, from the pioneering decision to create the first organic energy bar, to their approach to building a healthier food system, all while creating long-term value for farmers through organic source, research and investment funds.

The event will be at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch and brings together producers, processors, manufacturers, buyers and more for engaging, informative discussions on practical issues in the supply chain and challenges in the industry.