BELLINGHAM, WASH. – The Non-GMO Project announced it will host a live webinar on natural dairy trends, during which the organization also will discuss synthetic GMO dairy and the rise of precision fermentation.

Additionally, the webinar will include an expert panel, a live Q&A and a discussion on how regenerative agriculture builds soil and climate solutions and prioritizes animal welfare.

The virtual event, scheduled for 2 p.m. CT on June 7, will feature three authorities in the realm of regenerative dairy: Albert Straus, founder and chief executive officer of Straus Family Creamery; Adrian Bota, co-founder and CEO at ORIGIN Milk; and Lynette Maan, director of marketing and communications at Lewis Road Creamery.

"Today, genetic engineering is no longer about a few agrochemical giants manipulating a handful of commodity crops," said Megan Westgate, executive director at the Non-GMO Project. "It's also about engineering animals, gene-edited crops and novel ingredients brewed in vats in warehouses. These ingredients are flying under the radar of the natural products industry and even being marketed erroneously as non-GMO. For consumers and retailers alike, this is confusing and concerning."

Bota said: "It's time to lead the movement to undo the harm that legacy dairy has brought to people and the planet – from soil health to biodiversity and pricing justice for dairy farmers, things have to change. We've created a new paradigm in dairy that puts sustainability, human health and the environment at the core of nutrition."

Added Maan: "Regenerative farming is at the heart of what we do. We work with nature in beautiful and fertile corners of New Zealand, where our farms adhere to a suite of best-in-class practices. We can't wait to share our experiences and practices during this important webinar."

The Non-GMO Project shared that the webinar is free and open to the public. Anyone can register to view the webinar by filling out an online form, and more information is available on the nonprofit organization’s website.