GDP Bulletin March / April 2023

Agenda and Speakers Announced for Global Dairy Marketing Conference in Dublin

Agenda and Speakers Announced for Global Dairy Marketing Conference in Dublin

The agenda and expert speakers have been announced for the GDP/IMP Global Dairy Marketing Conference, scheduled for May 21 – 23, 2023, in Dublin. The meeting, intended for marketing and communications professionals working for commercial companies and industry associations within the global dairy sector, will explore how to tell the sector’s sustainability story more effectively by integrating dairy’s environmental, nutrition and socio-economic benefits.

Attendees will hear about new research and learn best practices from expert speakers with leading organizations including McKinsey & Company, Danone, Dairy Management Inc., Arla Foods, FrieslandCampina, Fonterra, Dairy Farmers of America, Norwegian Dairy Council, Riddet Institute, Dairy Australia and Global Dairy Platform, among others.

For the agenda and roster of speakers:

To register:

GDP Launches Monthly Perspective Papers

GDP has introduced a new series of perspective papers on key issues impacting the global dairy sector, focusing on the areas of health, nutrition and sustainability.

The February 2023 article addressed new research assessing the role of animal-sourced foods (ASFs) in sustainable diets. The results of several recent review papers and other clinical and non-clinical trials show that ASFs serve an important role in healthy and sustainable diets. In fact, a critical review published in the Journal of Nutrition, entitled, Friend or Foe? The Role of Animal-Sourced Foods in Healthy and Environmentally Sustainable Diets, states that “animal-sourced foods are a diverse group of foods that have unique properties and can contribute to healthy diets in important ways.”

The article, authored by several scientists from various NGOs and universities, acknowledges that ASF production (on the supply side) and waste (on the consumption side) can have a large environmental impact, but when produced at an appropriate scale and in accordance with local ecosystems and contexts, can actually help restore biodiversity and degraded land and mitigate GHG emissions from food production.

To read the February 2023 Perspective Paper:

Dr. Greg Miller Announces Retirement

Dr. Greg Miller Announces Retirement

Dr. Greg Miller, GDP’s Nutritional Security Sector Lead, will retire effective May 1, 2023.

Dr. Dairy (as he is affectionately known), has worked in the dairy sector for more than 30 years. During that time, he dedicated himself to advancing dairy research and leading the global dairy sector in nutritional security efforts. In addition to his role with GDP, Dr. Miller is Chief Science Officer at the National Dairy Council and Executive Vice President of Research, Regulatory and Scientific Affairs for Dairy Management Inc.

A member of numerous boards, advisory panels, and academic societies, he has presented more than 150 invited lectures at national and international meetings and has published more than 180 research papers, reviews, articles, and abstracts. Dr. Miller has co-edited three books on diet, nutrition, and toxicology and contributed chapters to nine books. He is co-author of the first three editions of the “Handbook of Dairy Foods and Nutrition.”

Dr. Miller’s tireless commitment to leading with sound dairy science has had a profound impact on the global narrative surrounding dairy nutrition. He will continue to remain active as a member of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Scientific Advisory Committee to guide the process leading to a comprehensive and evidence-based global assessment of the contribution of livestock to food security, sustainable food systems, nutrition and healthy diets.

Dr. Mitch Kanter, GDP’s Chief Science Officer, will assume responsibility for the GDP Nutrition Security Sector Lead role.

Thank you, Dr. Dairy, for all that you’ve contributed to the global dairy sector. You will be missed and we wish you all the best in retirement!


Important Dates for the Dairy Diary

June 1

World Milk Day

October 12-13

NOURISH Conference
Chicago, USA

October 14

GDP Annual Meeting
Chicago, USA

November 30 – December 12

Dubai, UAE

Dairy Sector – A Snapshot


1 billion people strong


600 million people living on farms


400 million additional people are supported by the full time jobs that are created in support of dairy farming


240 million people are employed, directly or indirectly, in the dairy sector


133 million dairy farms


37 million farms led by women, 80 million women employed in dairying

GDP Bulletin March / April 2023

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