2013 Organic Leadership Award honorees, shown from left to right, are Ratana
and Arran Stephens, Kyle Mathison, and Karen and Colin Archipley.
(PRNewsFoto/Organic Trade Association)
Arran and Ratana Stephens, Nature's Path Foods, Growing Organic Industry Award.
Arran Stephens and his wife and partner Ratana Stephens have fearlessly and passionately devoted their lives to the growth and success of the organic food movement.
In 1985, they founded Nature's Path Foods Inc.
based in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. In 1990, the company became one of the very first third-party certified organic processors in North America.
employs over 500 team members across the United States and Canada, and is helping to grow green jobs in the organic industry.
It continues to be a privately run, fiercely independent family business.
Both Arran and Ratana
believe that the organic industry needs to work together in order to achieve success.