Modern agriculture triggered some of today’s greatest challenges

In this Natural Products Expo West 2019 session, Philip Taylor of Mad Agriculture urges food brands—including organic ones—to work with suppliers to support healthy farming practices and rural communities.

Victoria A.F. Camron, Digital content specialist

April 4, 2019

1 Min Read

 “It’s absolutely critical that we start giving back to the earth we’ve taken from, on so many levels. Climate change is not the problem; it’s a symptom of the problem.”

—Philip Taylor, Mad Agriculture



  • What does it mean to live well on Earth? Even organic brands might contribute to problems such as climate change if they do not work with their suppliers.

  • Instead of accumulating wealth in cities, food brands need to give farmers more support to practice regenerative agriculture and revitalize rural communities.

  • Brands don’t have to work directly with farmers or suppliers. Organizations and other companies are great sources for ideas or assistance. 

This session—Building Bridges Between Farms and Brands–Setting the Stage—was recorded at Natural Products Expo West 2019. Click "download" below to access the presentation slides.

About the Author(s)

Victoria A.F. Camron

Digital content specialist, New Hope Network

Victoria A.F. Camron was a freelance writer and editor contracted with New Hope Network from 2015 until April 2022, when she was hired as New Hope Network's digital content specialist—otherwise known as the web editor.

As she continues the work she has done for years—covering the natural products industry for and Natural Foods Merchandiser; writing up earnings calls and other corporate news; and curating roundups of trends and information for the website—she is thrilled to be an official part of the New Hope team. (She doesn't mind having paid holidays and vacations again, though!) Victoria also compiled and edited newsletters, and served as interim content director for Delicious Living in 2016.

Before working as a freelancer, she spent 17 years in community newspapers in Longmont, Colorado, and St. Charles and Wheaton, Illinois. Victoria is a Colorado native and a graduate of Metropolitan State College of Denver.

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