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Economic viability is first and foremost<br />Dairy farmers have a long heritage of environmental stewardship<br />Dairy p...
Concerns about GHG-driven climate change are creating imminent risks to dairy consumption:<br />  Consumers areconcerned a...
Sustainability Summit<br />“System in the Room”<br /><ul><li>More than 250 Stakeholders from across the value chain
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Rick Naczi, Executive VP of Strategic Insights & Analysis, Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy

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Rick Naczi, Executive VP of Strategic Insights & Analysis, Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy presentation slides for the Sustainability Panel discussion at the Minnesota Agri-Growth Council Annual Meeting 2009.

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Rick Naczi, Executive VP of Strategic Insights & Analysis, Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy

  1. 1. Economic viability is first and foremost<br />Dairy farmers have a long heritage of environmental stewardship<br />Dairy products contribute to health and well-being<br />0<br />Sustainability Means . . .<br />Providing consumers with the nutritious dairy products they want in a way that makes the industry, people and the earth economically, environmentally and socially better – <br />now and for future generations. <br />
  2. 2. Concerns about GHG-driven climate change are creating imminent risks to dairy consumption:<br /> Consumers areconcerned about their “carbon footprint”<br /> Competitors are positioning themselves as better environmental alternatives<br /> Retailers are measuring the GHG footprint of their supply chain<br /> Food services are touting “low carbon” diet<br />1<br />Risks and Opportunities of GHG<br />The Obama administration will likely act quickly to regulate GHG emissions and drive action on GHG reductions and renewable energy. <br />
  3. 3. Sustainability Summit<br />“System in the Room”<br /><ul><li>More than 250 Stakeholders from across the value chain
  4. 4. Informed by analysis
  5. 5. Developed quick wins, innovation projects, and game changers</li></ul>2<br />
  6. 6. 2020 GHG Reduction Goals<br />2020: 27%<br />Overall Goal: 25% CO2e reduction<br />Equal to taking 1.25 million passenger cars off the road every year<br />2020: 17%<br />2020: 25%<br />2020: 25%<br />2020: 30%<br />2020: 20%<br />

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