- Status: Active
- Focus Areas: Climate Change, Sustainable Agriculture
- Start Date: Fall 2016
- Contact: Mary Johnson, MJohnson@greenamerica.org, 202-872-5338
The Non-GMO Supply Working Group is a cross-industry, collaborative effort to develop and strengthen non-GMO supply chains in the United States. Participants include seed breeders; seed dealers; farmers and farm advocacy groups; grain traders and brokers; food and ingredient manufacturers; consumer product goods companies; food retailers; service providers to the food and agriculture industries; and public interest and consumer organizations.
Participants bring varied points of view to this initiative. Some are dedicated to organic agriculture; some work within conventional non-GMO supply chains; some operate across a wide range of supply chains, including mainstream commodity chains. All recognize the need for long-term commitment to finding collaborative solutions to the complex challenges of strengthening non-GMO supply chains. Our work is driven in part by the growing consumer demand for non-GMO products and a desire to ensure consumer and farmer choice in the marketplace.
The group shares a common goal of supporting a robust non-GMO sector as a pathway to a more diverse, resilient and sustainable food system that creates better long-term outcomes for farmers, consumers, and the environment.