Mischa Popoff

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Mischa Popoff is the author of the book Is it Organic? He is a Policy Advisor for The Heartland Institute, a Research Associate for The Frontier Centre for Public Policy and delivers lectures in defense of modern, science-based food production.  Popoff earned his B.A. from the University of Saskatchewan where he specialized in the history of the development of nitrogen for agriculture and warfare. He then inspected over 500 organic farms and processing facilities across Canada and the United States, earned HACCP-auditor accreditation, apprenticed four rookie inspectors under his wing, and organized the first sample-collection training course for advanced organic inspectors in North America. He left the inspection business when he realized there was no appetite in the industry to eliminate fraud and gross negligence and to improve upon the quality of organic food. He now works as a public policy advisor and organic industry expert.

 

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