ADM Dialogue Explores What’s Next for Sustainable AgricultureSustainability
Greg Morris, ADM senior vice president and president of Agricultural Services and Oilseeds, this week addressed a global audience during an Independent Dialogue as part of the first-ever United Nations Food Systems Summit.
Moderated by Food Navigator Senior Editor Katy Askew, the discussion examined how industry stakeholders are coming together to ensure food security, advance sustainable development, address climate change, and safeguard biodiversity. The session probed ways in which companies, producers, NGOs, and governments can collaborate to scale new solutions and strengthen the resilience of the global food system from the field to the consumer products on grocery store shelves.
“It is important to recognize the benefit of the compounding effect of the full value chain when you get all the different actors to participate in solving the problems of the future,” Morris said. “It is exciting right now to be in agriculture.”
Morris was joined by panelists representing a cross section of the food and agriculture value chain as they explored the challenges and opportunities at this critical moment for the industry. The panel consisted of:
- Will Cannon, Iowa corn and soy farmer;
- Sarah Carlson, agronomist, Practical Farmers of Iowa;
- Margaret Henry, director, Sustainable Agriculture, PepsiCo; and
- Debbie Reed, executive director, Ecosystem Market Services Consortium.
“The pace of change in the industry has to accelerate,” Morris emphasized. “We have to take action now to influence what the future is going to look like.”
Watch the full discussion here: