food2point0Stoel Rives LLP is proud to sponsor the 2016 Food 2.0 event taking place today through June 9, 2016, in Los Angeles, California.  The annual event brings together manufacturers, service providers, investors, companies, consultants and lawyers to assess the natural and organic food landscape and the prospects for this rapidly evolving space.

Stoel Rives Partner Anne Glazer chairs the Pre-Summit Briefing on June 7, addressing the topic “Developing & Implementing ‘Clean Labels’” for Natural Food Products.”  She also presents on “Navigating Alternative Proteins in a Traditionally Animal-Based Regulatory Environment,” discussing labeling and shelf category disputes and challenges involving nut “milks,” vegan “cheeses” and cricket flours and the like.  Finally, Anne will also moderate a panel discussion  on mandatory and permissive GMO labeling, which is sure to be lively.  Other topics presented on Tuesday will include organic certification, consumer demands, ingredients and “natural” labeling. Read the full event agenda.

The Summit also addresses topics like strategic investing in healthy brands, private equity perspectives on building more effective branding campaigns, and the future of food retail.  We plan to provide our readers additional updates from the conference throughout the week.