Saturday, June 20, 2015
Professionals share their expertise on where food will come from on
Released by UBC Board of Change
us in the yurt at the UBC Farm as our panelists discuss how BC's
food industry has come together to try to overcome the challenges
facing food production in the coming years. A tour of the UBC Farm
will follow the panel discussion.
Stephens, Executive VP of Sales and Marketing, Nature's Path
Arjan is responsible for leading
Path’s strategic direction in regards to product development,
communications, sales, advertising, and packaging.
Looking to champion Nature’s Path as a trusted name in quality
organic foods, Arjan has led his team through integrated consumer
awareness campaigns, grassroots organic gardening programs, an
expansion into the European market, and the acquisition of
Mexican Foods. This is in addition to wider issue-related
projects such as the presenting sponsorship of the award winning
OMG, and backing of mandatory GMO labeling initiatives at the
state and National levels.
Breyley, Market Forager Pacific Northwest Region, Whole Foods
Denise Breyley is a
Foods Market Forager in the Pacific Northwest region. She grew
up on a small family farm in Ohio and has worked at Whole Foods
Market since 1985.
She loves connecting their
customers and team members to the people who grow, raise and produce
the products in our stores and sharing their stories. You can follow
Denise on her own blog, The Local Forager.
Morgan Beall, Microfinance
Program Manager, Vancity
Morgan is part of the Community Investment team at
working as the Microfinance Program manager.
Morgan works directly on
Vancity’s Small Growers and Local Food Microloan Programs and has
been a member of the enviroFund Selection Committee for several
- Dr. Hannah Wittman, Academic Director of the Centre for
Sustainable Food Systems, UBC Farm
Dr. Hannah Wittman is the newly-appointed Academic Director of The
Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at the UBC Farm. She grew up
on a farm in Idaho and has built her career on the social
organization of small scale farming systems.
Her research looks at the
services that small scale farmers provide in terms of community
access to healthy food and an understanding of where food comes
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