Global Quality Standards Coordinator
Joe Dickson began his career at Whole Foods Market more than 10 years ago working on the North Atlantic regional marketing team. In 2004, he moved to the national headquarters in Austin to join the company’s quality standards team as the food, organic and environmental quality standards coordinator. Joe is responsible for developing and maintaining standards for natural food, bodycare and food policy issues, including organic agriculture and genetically engineered crops. He also works with Whole Foods Market stores to maintain the company’s status as the first national certified organic retailer. Joe sits on the USDA’s National Organic Standards Board and the Texas Department of Agriculture Organic Industry Advisory Board. He first fell in love with organic and sustainable agriculture while a student in New York State’s Hudson Valley where he holds a BA in Cognitive Neuroscience from Vassar College.