Last month at the 2014 Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa I attended the ADM press conference regarding their involvement with Unilever’s movement to become more sustainable by the year 2020.
The common theme was working together to showcase and highlight agriculture and tell the story of the farmer who works the ground to make the best product. ADM sources 100% of the soybeans that go into making Hellman’s Mayonnaise. Stefanie Grant is an Iowa native, and says telling the farmer’s story is an additional highlight for her. Maree Deventer, the soy sustainability program coordinator for ADM in Des Moines, tells me that producers are making her job even easier by coming to her to be a part of the program. Finally, Iowa Ag Secretary Bill Northey has helped promote the sustainability project since the beginning and he says it fits well with Iowa’s latest conservation policies and practices.
You can listen to my chat here: [wpaudio url=”http://www.zimmcomm.biz/podcast/hickchickchat-14-adm-unilever-northey.mp3″ text=”Hick Chick Chat Unilever, ADM, and Sustainability”]