JUST RELEASED VIDEO: CEOs and Agriculture Experts Discuss GHI’s 2011 GAP Report™, Progress and Challenges in Addressing Global Food Security

Posted by on December 14th, 2011 | 0 Comments »

In a just-released video, agricultural experts and the top executives of GHI member companies, including Patricia Woertz, ADM; Ellen Kullman, DuPont; Samuel Allen, John Deere; and Hugh Grant, Monsanto; GHI Board Chairman, Dr. William G. Lesher and leading global agricultural productivity expert, Keith O. Fuglie, Economic Research Service, USDA, discuss the findings of the GHI’s 2011 GAP Report™ and the importance of sustainably increasing the rate of agricultural productivity to meet the needs of a growing global population.

View the video:

Key quotes from GHI member company executives featured in the video:

“The Global Harvest Initiative announced at The World Food Prize its GAP Report, which was very important in showing the data associated with what agriculture produces today, and what the ultimate opportunity is, or the need is, for the growing population.”

– Patricia A. Woertz, Chairman and CEO, Archer Daniels Midland Company

“Feeding our global population is a huge challenge. Now we start with one billion people, or roughly 14 percent of the world’s population, who live with hunger every day right now.”

– Ellen Kullman, Chair of the Board and CEO, DuPont Company

“The GAP Index, what it really allows us to do from a data standpoint, is, again, put data to this whole problem of, are we making enough progress to feed the world.”

– Samuel R. Allen, Chairman and CEO, Deere and Company

“As we look forward, the challenge is going to be, how do we produce more crop on the same acre. But also, how do we reduce the environmental impact of agriculture.”

– Hugh Grant, Chairman, President and CEO, Monsanto Company

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