Moving Beyond Organic

A Complimentary FoodChain ID Whitepaper

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A new pathway towards sustainable, agriculture-based production and consumption 

Envision a future where we have reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions; closed the gap on income and gender inequity; maintained clean and available water sources; reduced malnutrition,
obesity, heart disease, and cancer through healthy diets; and boosted economic growth in even the poorest regions. This is the future or organic and its outlook is bright.

This thought-provoking whitepaper addresses:

  • How we can move beyond what is currently known as organic certification
  • Organic as an agent of change 
  • And how the organic industry can lead the way


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About the Author

David Gould

Global Head of Sustainability Programs - FoodChain ID

David Gould is Global Head of Sustainability Programs for FoodChain ID. He is a food scientist by training with a degree in Life Sciences from MIT. He has been involved in the food and agriculture sector for the past 25 years and has worked on issues of genetic engineering and its effects on health and ecology since 1996. David was one of the originators of nona-GMO standards and certification programs and has stayed closely involved in their development globally throughout their development. Working across a range of sustainability schemes, he has inspected and/or certified thousands of farms, processing facilities, and other value chain actors on 6 continents, and contributed to the formation of numerous standards and policies in addition to non-GMO, including organic, fair trade, fisheries, and non-food agriculture-based sectors. He has and continues to train and consult globally to the private sector and government agencies on sustainable development, quality assurance, policy reform, and stakeholder engagement. Prior to joining FoodChain ID at the beginning of 2019, David spent the previous 7 years as Senior Facilitator for IFOAM - Organics International, where he was instrumental in elaborating best practices in agriculture, its value chains, and the forward trajectory of the organic movement. He lives in Portland, Oregon, where he also spent various years as owner of a small food processing business and a permaculture farm.

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