Is it Organic?
Current advisory positions:
Bachelor’s Degree w/Honours (4-year) major in history from the University of Saskatchewan, 1991; Thesis: The Development of Nitrogen for Fertilizer and Warfare.
Current (2009 to present): Author of Is it Organic? The inside story of who destroyed the organic industry, Polyphase Communication, 2010
Recent public speaking engagements:
Current (2003 to present):
TV and major print interviews I have given
2003 to 2006: When my wife and I moved to the Okanagan in 2003, I sold photocopiers and business software for three years while building my agricultural communications career. I worked for IKON Office Solutions in Kelowna, Gold Network Printing Solutions in Kamloops, and Windward Software Inc. in Penticton, and fulfilled 100% of sales quota in all three cases.
1998 to 2003: Independent Organic Inspector performing over 500 inspections
Types of inspections performed include: crops (grains, pulses and green juicing crops); market garden (vegetables and herbs) including basic processing such as washing, milling and bagging; greenhouse (vegetables, fruits and herbs); orchard (fruits and basic processing); livestock (cattle, sheep, pigs, buffalo, chickens); basic processing (seed cleaning plants) and advanced processing (flower mill, pancake mix, muffin mix, slaughter/cutting/packing and meat processing); maple syrup inspections in Quebec, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont; wild rice in northern Saskatchewan, including stewardship and harvesting, seed cleaning, parboiling, bulk bagging, and retail bagging; nutraceuticals processing, encapsulating, packaging and brokering, as well as other types of warehousing and broker/trader.
USDA NOP (U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, National Organic Program-accredited) private certifiers I worked for from 1998 to 2003:
During my rookie years as a contract organic inspector I also worked as a freelance writer for Saskatchewan Business Magazine, and for Con Rep Services, a paving company in Saskatoon.
1991 to 1998
2006 to 2007: South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation, “Imagine the Best in Breast Cancer Detection”
2006 to 2008: Okanagan-Coquihala Riding Association
2003 to 2007: Downtown Penticton Rotary Club
Mischa Popoff, B.A. (Hons.) U. of S. and IOIA Advanced Organic Inspector (USDA)
Policy Advisor for The Heartland Institute
Research Associate for The Frontier Centre for Public Policy
Author of Is it Organic? The inside story of the organic industry
Some people won't like this book, but you will
© 2012 Polyphase Communication Inc.
Copyright: Mischa Popoff (Standard Copyright License)
Edition: Proof Edition Four
Publisher: Polyphase Communication Inc.
Published: 2010, 2011 and 2012
Binding: Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink: Black & white
Dimensions (inches): 6.0 wide × 9.0 tall
For public speaking engagements or consultations, please contact my agency, The National Speakers Bureau
Or Sawa Matsumura at ext. 311, firstname.lastname@example.org
Is it Organic?