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CSPI's So-Called Public Interest Expert, Greg Jaffe, Claims GMOs Are Safe

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Gregory Jaffe, director of biotechnology at the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is the featured speaker at this year’s Ingredient Marketplace, June 2 to 3, 2014, at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. He plans to delve into the topic of biotechnology and the future of ingredient supply chain during his hour discussion on Monday, June 2, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

"Although one reads constantly in the media and on the Internet about problems surrounding GMOs and the need for mandatory labeling and non-GM products, the reality is that genetically engineered crops are safe, provide some benefits, and are an important part of the world's agricultural system now and in the future," said Gregory Jaffe. "Despite the heated rhetoric, most consumers know little about GMOs and for them labeling is not a priority."

Jaffe’s talk will demystify this hot topic, explain how engineered crops end up in different food ingredients and what food industry companies needs to know about this controversial topic. He will provide a roadmap for how companies should interact with consumers to ensure they have confidence in products containing engineered ingredients.

Jaffe has been with CSPI since 2001. He came to the organization after serving as a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice¹s Environmental and Natural Resources Division and as senior counsel with the U.S. EPA, Air Enforcement Division. He is a recognized international expert on agricultural biotechnology and biosafety, and has published numerous articles and reports on those topics.

He has worked on biosafety regulatory issues in the United States and throughout the world, including the African countries of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Mali, Ghana, Malawi, South Africa, Burkina Faso and Nigeria. He was a member of the Secretary of Agriculture¹s Advisory Committee on Agricultural Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture from 2003 to 2008, and was reappointed to a new term in 2011.


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