Inaugural NOURISH Conference Explores Dairy’s Role in Preserving Planet, Nourishing Consumers

More than 120 dairy sector leaders from around the world gathered in Chicago June 17-19 to discuss the state of our planet, the impact heightened environmental concerns are having on consumers, policy makers and rural communities, and the role the global dairy community can play in creating a truly sustainable future for everyone.

Hosted by Global Dairy Platform (GDP), the event featured world-renowned speakers such as Hamdi Ulukaya, CEO and found of Chobani, H.E. Mario Arvelo, Chair of the United Nations Committee on World Food Security, and Dr. Melissa Ho, Senior Vice President of Fresh Water and Food for the World Wildlife Fund.

Mr Ulukaya shared with Nourish delegates a very different business model for consideration. To get a glimpse of the way he thinks (and the power of dairy) readers may wish to see his recent TED talk which provides some real insights into the social pillar of sustainability. (image: DFA President and CEO Mr Rick Smith interviews Founder and CEO of Chobani Yoghurt Mr Hamdi Ulukaya.)

Other organizations represented at the conference included Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), Food Tank, World Resources Institute, Arla Foods, China Mengniu Dairy, FrieslandCampina, Meiji Holdings, Fonterra and many more.

For more information, please download presentations from NOURISH 2019  here.