FoodChain ID, a food safety, testing, and sustainability organizations, has published a free whitepaper titled, “Moving Beyond Organic: A new pathway towards sustainable, agriculture- based production and consumption,” co-authored by David Gould, who was named as global head of sustainability programs in January, and Lori Carlson, who provides independent technical writing, training and consultation services to the food and beverage industry.
The paper is an exploration of Organic 3.0 which conceptualizes the role of organics as beacon of change for sustainable agriculture. Organic 3.0 envisions a future where we have reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions; close the gap on income and gender inequity; maintain clean and available water sources; reduce malnutrition, obesity, heart disease, and cancer through healthy diets, and boost economic growth in even the poorest regions. “This is the future of organic, and its outlook is bright,” Gould said. “This white paper discusses next steps for the organic industry to identify, integrate and measure the effectiveness of sustainable agricultural practices for lasting change and business resilience in the face of global pressures.”
Gould was senior facilitator for IFOAM – Organics International and responsible for coordination of the Sustainable Organic Agriculture Action Network (SOAAN) and its development of Organic 3.0. Gould has over 25 years of international experience in organic and sustainability systems, training and education, technical frameworks, standards development, and stakeholder engagement across the food supply chain. Carlson provides independent technical writing, training and consultation services to the food and beverage industry.
This free white paper can be downloaded at: https://www.foodchainid.com/resources/moving-beyond-organic-whitepaper.
FoodChain ID also has expanded its service portfolio with the addition of USDA Organic Certifications, powered by SupplyTrak, for North American companies in response to the industry’s growing need for integrated solutions and the continued uptick in consumer demand for food transparency. SupplyTrak enables users to share data from all organic and Non-GMO Certifications for streamlined efficiency, up-to-the-minute status, overall visibility, and reduced cost. For more information, visit https://www.foodchainid.com/certification/organic.