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Sustainability

Cameron Bruett, JBS Chief Sustainability Officer, aims to challenge the views of sustainability and understand the risks and opportunities. Sustainability is a new buzz word and everyone would have their own definition. Mr. Bruett offers a series of stories on working with many groups to help develop definition of "sustainability" that covers the many points of views and goals.

Sustainability - But What Does it Mean? - Cameron Bruett, JBS Chief Sustainability Officer, from the 2014 Iowa Cattle Industry Convention, December 8 - 10, 2014, Des Moines IA, USA

Susan Forsell, V.P. Sustainability at McDonald's Corporation, talks about McDonald's journey to sustainable beef. Ms. Forsell outlines their sustainability framework and the collaboration efforts from everyone in the value chain. Ms. Forsell shares how their sustainability pilot program in Canada is working and what their next steps will be in the rest of the world.

McDonald's and Beef Sustainability - Susan Forsell, V.P. Sustainability at McDonald's Corporation, from the 2014 Iowa Cattle Industry Convention, December 8 - 10, 2014, Des Moines IA, USA

In a panel discussion format, the topic of cattle building is the focus. Moderated by Brian Waddingham, Executive Director, Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers, panelists include: Peter Westra, Hull Coop; Jim Knuth, Farm Credit Services of America; Alan Friederichsen, Iowa Producers. Each of the panelists offer their perspectives on approaching designing buildings for cattle and handling the issues of space, manure, financing, and regulations.

Sustainability in Pork Production - Pigs, Planet, People - Jamie Burr, Tyson Fresh Meats, from the 2014 World Pork Expo, June 4 - 6, 2014, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Jamie Burr, Tyson Fresh Meats, shares ideas on what it means to help consumers understand pork, raising pigs, and maintaining business viability over time. Mr. Burr offers information on what sustainability means for pork producers and how to help people learn more.

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Four students from The George Washington University share their views on food, sustainability, and choice.
Millennials in the Lunch Line. Photo: ZimmComm – New Media, LLC
Photo: ZimmComm – New Media, LLC

College Cafeteria “Confidential” - Rob Morasco, Senior Director of Offer Development, Sodexo USA, from the Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholder Summit Titled Cracking the Millennial Code Stakeholder Summit, May 8 - 9, 2014, Crystal City, VA, USA.

Rob Morasco, Senior Director of Offer Development, Sodexo USA, shows what college students today are asking of food providers today. Students are key drivers of change in college and university food systems. They are in tune with issues about health and wellness, animal welfare, and organic/sustainability.

Science-Based Metrics for Sustainable Outcomes in Agriculture - Marty D. Matlock, PhD, PE, BCEE, Executive Director, Office for Sustainability, Area Director, Center for Agricultural and Rural Sustainability, Professor, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, University of Arkansas, from the 2014 NIAA Annual Conference titled 'The Precautionary Principle: How Agriculture Will Thrive', March 31 - April 2, 2014, Omaha, NE, USA.

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Sustainability: Today and Beyond — What This Means on My Family's Farm - Marie Audet, Blue Spruce Farm, Inc., Bridport, VT, from the 2012 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, March 26 - 29, Denver, CO, USA.

Update: This presentation has been removed at the presenter's request.

José Graziano da Silva, Director-General, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), delivers the keynote at the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture Berlin 2012, held 19 - 21 January 2012, Berlin, Germany.

His key points of challenge for FAO over the next several years? Women are key in food security; use and conserve natural resources better; and create sustainable food production using less external resources to grow more.