Charlotte Vallaeys is Director of Farm and Food Policy at The Cornucopia Institute, a Wisconsin-based farm policy research group.
Through research and education, The Cornucopia Institute promotes economic justice for the family-scale farming community. Cornucopia acts as an organic industry watchdog, exposing corporate greed and government malfeasance in an effort to protect the integrity of the organic label. Through research, advocacy and economic development, Cornucopia’s goal is to empower farmers and consumers in support of ecologically produced local, organic and authentic food.
With a Master of Theological Studies degree from Harvard University and a Master of Science degree from Tufts University’s Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Charlotte’s research explores the ethics of our food system.
At The Cornucopia Institute, Charlotte has authored several reports on influential topics including questionable additives in infant formula, exposing improprieties in the organic egg industry and soy industry, and the meaning of different eco-labels.
She is a nationally respected expert on the legal and regulatory oversight of the organic food industry.