Future of Agriculture – Balancing Consumer Perspectives on Sustainability with Producer Realities with Ryan Sirolli of Danone North America

Future of Agriculture – Balancing Consumer Perspectives on Sustainability with Producer Realities with Ryan Sirolli of Danone North America

Ryan Sirolli is the Senior Director at Danone North America, a food company that focuses on dairy products such as milk, yogurt, and plant-based foods. Ryan is responsible for leading a team that serves to develop and execute agricultural sourcing and improve supply chain sustainability. He and his team emphasizes on soil health as well as creating alternative economic models that advocate both customer satisfaction and environmental sustainability.


Today, Ryan shares how Danone North America is part of a global sustainability project. He discusses many of the company’s current environmental advocacies and how the company has aligned its goals to meet the needs of both health and environmentally conscious consumers. He also provides insight with regards to the GMO and Non-GMO debate and shares his thoughts on the future of organic and sustainable agriculture.


“It’s our responsibility to make sure that whatever we source, whatever system the farmer chooses to use or whatever the consumer wants – it’s our responsibility to make sure we do it in the most sustainable way.” – Ryan Sirolli


This Week on The Future of Agriculture Podcast:


  • Ryan’s educational background and experience.
  • What is the Danone Pledge?
  • The products Danone is focusing on.
  • How they establish a level of trust with their customers and investors.
  • The GMO vs. Non-GMO argument.
  • Danone’s commitment to their customers and the environment.
  • How they invest in soil health.
  • How they define regenerative agriculture.
  • The possibilities for their supply chain in the future.


Ryan Sirolli’s Words of Wisdom:

  • The consumers are more proactive about their health. They want to know where their food is coming from, how it is being made, and they want to buy from brands they can trust.
  • Environmental sustainability is now a major factor of what drives consumers to buy healthy products.


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