Dr Helen Darling
 

Dr Helen Darling

Dr Helen Darling

Dr Helen Darling is a disruptor. Ever since she can remember she has questioned the status quo. With a background formed in health and a PhD in Public Health from the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, University of Otago, Helen has never been afraid to question failing systems; her belief in better food systems is drawn from deep personal experience across the food supply chain.

Aside from obvious experience as a consumer, Helen is involved in the development and protection of a novel fruit (set to disrupt the horticultural sector), produces and sells summerfruit, founded a company (Oritain) that geochemically provenances food and fibre, has sat on a national science based board (the Institute of Environmental and Scientific Research, ESR) and an international standard setting organisation (United States Pharmacopeial Convention) as both a member of the Expert Committee on Food Ingredients and the Expert Panel on Food Fraud. Helen has also represented NZ in international fora on food systems.


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