Insights from 52 Interviews: Sustainable Food for the 21st Century

WWF seeks to transform markets towards greater sustainability through partnerships with leading food and agriculture organizations and companies. By establishing ways to produce commodities at affordable costs with measurably reduced environmental impacts, and by creating significant demand for such products, entire commodity markets can improve their environmental outcomes on a large scale.

Dairy is one such commodity. Since 2009, WWF and the Innovation Center for US Dairy have been working to advance mutual conservation goals through a formal partnership to improve the environmental sustainability of the US dairy industry. Learn more about the partnership.

The Innovation Center for US Dairy is a sponsoring partner of the Sustainable Food for the 21st Century project and this white paper. WWF is solely responsible for the content of this paper. This paper presents the results from interviews with 52 thought leaders in the space of environmentally sustainable food production. The definitions and views regarding sustainable food production as shared by the interviewees include environmental, social and economic dimensions. WWF and the Innovation Center convened an advisory panel of food experts and thought leaders to identify solutions for sustainable food production systems for the 21st century, with a focus on US dairy. The summary of the advisory panel meeting is available here.