Saturday, June 20, 2015

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Future Food

Professionals share their expertise on where food will come from on June 24

Released by UBC Board of Change


oin 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.


Arjan Stephens, Executive VP of Sales and Marketing, Nature's Path
Arjan is responsible for leading Nature’s 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 Que Pasa Mexican Foods. This is in addition to wider issue-related projects such as the presenting sponsorship of the award winning documentary GMO OMG, and backing of mandatory GMO labeling initiatives at the state and National levels.

Denise Breyley, Market Forager Pacific Northwest Region, Whole Foods
Denise Breyley is a Whole 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 Vancity, 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 years.

Moderator - 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 from.



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