Gary Hirshberg, Guest Innovator at the CIA's Food Business School

Gary Hirshberg

Chairman, Stonyfield Farm; Managing Director, Stonyfield Europe; Chairman and Founding Partner, “Just Label It!"

Gary Hirshberg is Chairman of Stonyfield Farm, the world’s leading organic yogurt producer, and Managing Director of Stonyfield Europe, with organic brands in Ireland and France. Gary serves on several corporate and nonprofit boards including Applegate, Peak Organic Brewing, Late July, Quantum Design, Glenisk, the Danone Communities Fund and the Danone Livelihoods Fund. In 2011, President Obama appointed Gary to serve on the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations. He is Chairman and a founding Partner of “Just Label It!,” the national campaign to label genetically engineered foods, and is co-author of Label It Now – What You Need to Know About Genetically Engineered Foods. He is the author of Stirring It Up: How to Make Money and Save the World. Gary has received twelve 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 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award by the U.S. EPA.

Courses, Events & Writings

Stirring It Up: How to Make Money and Save the World

In Stirring it Up, Hirshberg calls on individuals to realize their power to effect change in the marketplace - "the power of one" - while proving that environmental commitment makes for a healthier planet and a healthier bottom line.

Label It Now – What You Need to Know About Genetically Engineered Foods

Label It Now explores the debate about genetically modified food, and why we all have a right to know what's in our food. The book is written by Gary Hirshberg, Chairman of Stonyfield Farm and Managing Director of Stonyfield Europe; Britt Lundgren, Director of Organic and Sustainable Agriculture; and Charles Benbrook, the Organic Center's Chief Scientist.