CEO of Whole Foods Visits Yale


John Mackey, Chairman and CEO of Whole Foods Market, will present “A Vision of Sustainable Agriculture and Health Eating in the 21st Century” on Tuesday, January 10th at 4:30 pm at Luce Hall auditorium, 34 Hillhouse Avenue.

Here is John’s bio as it appears on the Yale Sustainable Food Project website (

“John has devoted the better part of his life to the world of natural foods.  As Chairman and CEO of Whole Foods Market, Inc. he has built a $5.6 billion (2006 figures) Fortune 500 company that is now one of the top 12 supermarket companies in America.  In 1980, he teamed up with three other young entrepreneurs to create Whole Foods Market, a 10,000 square foot store on Lamar Boulevard in Austin. By the end of 2006, the global organic foods industry was more than $40 billion in size, a development Mackey sees as good for all concerned, especially Planet Earth.”

This event is sponsored by YSFP, Morse College, and the Gordon Grand Fellowship.

Don’t forget to check out the YSFP events calendar for other great events related to sustainable food (


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