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Provender Alliance Conference 2017

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 12:30pm to Friday, October 6, 2017 - 7:30pm

The 2017 Provender Alliance Conference will be held October 4-6 in Hood River, OR. Provender Alliance exists to educate and inspire our community, providing the tools for education, leadership, and community in the natural products trade. Organic Trade Association staff will hold a session on "Shedding Light on the Controversial Shopping Basket." To learn more or to connect with OTA staff at the conference, please contact Gwendolyn Wyard

Shedding Light on the Controversial Shopping Basket

Time: Friday, October 6 from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: Hood River Inn - Hood River, Oregon
Speaker(s): Nathaniel Lewis | Farm Policy Director, Organic Trade Association • Gwendolyn Wyard | Vice President of Regulatory and Technical Affairs, Organic Trade Association

Back by popular demand! This session will provide up-to-date and accurate information on various controversial organic issues (background and current status) including where the topic is at in the regulatory process and how shoppers can weigh in and make their voices heard. Featured products in the shopping basket will include (but not limited to):

• Hydroponically grown organic tomatoes
• Organic eggs
• Organic soybeans imported from Turkey
• Transitional breakfast cereal
• Soup in a can lined with Bisphenol A (BPA)
• Organic gummy bears with natural flavors and colors

Do you have specific questions? Bring your controversial product or label to the workshop and we’ll answer your questions!