In this discussion with Deepak Chopra, Stonyfield Organic’s Co-Founder and Chairman, Gary Hirshberg enlightens listeners to the many hidden and harmful practices which occur in the farming of our foods. Farmers and food companies in the U.S. are continuing to get away with manufacturing and distributing genetically engineered foods. Words like “natural” on our food products can be misleading, and Gary Hirshberg hopes to educate consumers through his project, Just Label It! which he formed to empower others on the benefits of organic food by advocating for mandatory GMO labeling.
23:31 | 2015
Gary Hirshberg is Co-Founder and Chief Organic Optimist at Stonyfield Organic, the country’s leading organic yogurt producer. He is also the Chairman and Founding Partner of Just Label It!, the national campaign to label genetically engineered foods. Gary is the author of Stirring It Up; How to Make Money and Save the World and co-author of Label It Now – What You Need to Know About Genetically Engineered Foods.
He has received 12 honorary doctorates and numerous awards for corporate and environmental leadership including a 2015 Champion for Children Award from Mount Sinai Hospital’s Children’s Environmental Health Center and a Lifetime Achievement Award by the US EPA. Among his current projects, he is establishing an Organic Entrepreneurship Centre in Motueka, NZ.