Can Common Food Goals Find Common Ground?
Saturday, March 14
9:30AM - 10:30AM
604 Brazos St
When you hear the words ‘GMO Transparency,' what comes to mind? Information? Labels? Accountability? The definition may vary but how we get there is through a simple goal – giving consumers the information they need to make informed decisions about the food they eat. With common goals should come common ground that benefits everyone in the food value chain, but are the differences in approach creating a divide that will prevent us from ever truly achieving that goal?
Let's discuss the challenges that have kept two of the biggest voices in the push for food transparency on opposite sides of the table for too long. Talk about what defines transparency, what’s widening the divide between those working for it, and the ways we can work together to achieving our common goal.
*This panel was proposed by GMO Answers. GMO Answers and Ben & Jerry’s collaborated on the format and choice of moderator, and have mutually agreed to have GMO Answers cover the cost of the moderator’s appearance.
Council for Biotechnology Information
Cathy is the executive director of the Council for Biotechnology Information. She is also the executive vice president for food and agriculture at the Biotechnology Industry Organization. Cathy ear...Show the rest
Cathy is the executive director of the Council for Biotechnology Information. She is also the executive vice president for food and agriculture at the Biotechnology Industry Organization. Cathy earned her PhD in Biochemistry and completed her postdoctoral training at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine before becoming an agricultural trade and environment negotiator for the federal government in 1995. After her government service, Cathy worked for the produce industry before joining CBI and BIO in 2011. Cathy is a passionate advocate for all of US agriculture, and served on President Obama’s Agricultural Policy Committee in 2008 and again in 2012.Hide the rest