Food Bubble: Top of the food chain โ€“ Michael Barrett, Gay Lea Foods


“It was about sustainability, and sustainability as a singular Ontario entity was not necessarily going to work in a global dairy environment.”

Growing up, Michael Barrett wanted to be a history teacher. Today, he’s president and CEO of Gay Lea Foods Co-operative Ltd, a co-op owned by 1,400 milk producers.

In this inaugural edition of Food Bubble’s ‘Top of the food chain’ series, host Andrew Campbell speaks with Barrett about leadership, legacy, and the key to the Co-op’s survival and longevity.

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