She has always found joy in baking. Her fascination with food science began at a young age when she desperately wanted to know how and why the components of food work together, and how the food she eats is grown and brought to her table. Since then, she has not ceased seeking answers to all of her questions. Through her studies, travels, and experience in the industry, she has gained a lot of insight into many of her questions and has had the opportunity to experience the efforts others have put forth to solve these problems around the world. Taylor thrives on quality time and delicious food shared with friends and family, long hikes in the forest, and the beautiful sights of the PNW.
The Non-GMO Project is excited to welcome Taylor Hansen to the Standards and Verification team as their Quality Assurance Coordinator!
Taylor is a Washington native. She studied Food Science and has a background in production baking, and Quality Control in the fresh berry sector.
What interests you about working with the Non-GMO Project?
Through their efforts, the Project encourages honesty and integrity in the food supply system. They also set a precedent to consumers that they should all have the opportunity to make informed decisions about what products they are buying, how they are sourced and produced, and what ingredients they consist of. It is exciting to be a part of an organization that has such a positive influence over the global food system.
How do you think your prior experience will help you in working with the Project?
My past work experience has given me the opportunity to: exercise my critical thinking skills to analyze systems that are already in place and determine how to improve them; to care for consumers by focusing on providing them with a quality product; to educate consumers about where their food comes from and how it arrived at their table.
What is important to you about the work you will be doing with the Project?
The Standards and Verification team has the opportunity to directly affect the food supply chain and how it operates. I think this influence is incredibly important to the furtherment of the Project’s efforts to improving the food system and the education of consumers, especially in the U.S.