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Environmental seminar will focus on global food supply, retailers

David Byrnes, co-founder of Integrated Organics Company (IOCO) of Alfred Station, will discuss “Global Food Supply, For-Profits, NGOs, and B-Corps” as part of the Alfred University Seminar Series, Friday, Oct. 5 at 12:20 p.m. in the Roon Lecture Hall (room 247) located in Alfred University’s Science Center. Everyone is welcome to attend, admission is free, and refreshments will be served.

IOCO was founded in 2001 by David and Victoria Byrnes to introduce innovative organic food brands with little or no U.S. distribution to the American market. IOCO offers concentrated attention on about a dozen brands, custom tailoring, planning, and budgeting to meet each brand’s specific needs. The company has introduced brands and products to many major national, independent, and organic retailers in the natural, specialty, and upscale supermarket classes including Whole Foods, Bristol Farms, Central Market, and Wegmans.

The Environmental Studies Seminar Series at Alfred University is held every Friday during the fall semester when the University is in session.

Sponsored by the Division of Environmental Studies within Alfred University’s School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the series brings a range of speakers to the campus, including scientists, activists, and policy-makers, with the mission to better understand our environment and what we can do better to sustain our world.