Sustainability Advisor / USA
David Gould is a food scientist by training and has a strong background in alternative education models. He has been instrumental in elaborating best practices in agriculture, its value chains, and the forward trajectory of the organic movement for the past 28 years. He has worked at virtually every job position in the organic guarantee system, including having inspected and/or certified thousands of farms and processing facilities on 6 continents. Additionally he has contributed to the formation of numerous standards and policies including organic, non-GMO, and fairtrade programs, as well as to the fisheries and non-food agriculture-based sectors. He has trained and consulted globally to the private sector and government agencies on sustainable development, quality assurance, policy reform, and stakeholder engagement. Over the years David also has owned of a small food processing business and a permaculture farm. He lives in the Pacific Northwest of the USA.