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Are we ready to feed the world? | Hoards Dairyman

July 25, 2012

There are more people in the world that don’t have food than those who do. Providing safe, affordable, and abundant food needs to be a global reality. This is our opportunity.

“This is our playing field. On October 31, 2011 the 7 billionth human was brought into the world. We are in the midst of a population increase,” noted Jeff Simmons, with Elanco, at the Northeast Dairy Producers Conference. Monthly, the population grows by 6.3 million people, the equivalent of adding a Chicago or Los Angeles. Daily, we add another Philadelphia or 206,500 people.

In the dairy industry, we need to step away from philosophy and take a few pages from the old playbook. We need to start looking at economics and playing to win. Many fall into the trap that they can’t impact or change their surroundings; they fall victim to the challenges of realities. It’s time to make a stand and speak up to make the next 10 years great. We need the mentality that we are fighting to win, not fighting to not lose.

“It is not our job to tell people they can’t have animal based protein diets. Our job is to feed these people. There are 3 billion people in our world who are doing everything they can to move from grass and vegetable diets to consume protein. Our job is to create enough food. And, lucky for us, protein from dairy is in high demand,” noted

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