Gary Hirshberg is Co-Founder and Chief Organic Optimist at Stonyfield Organic, the country’s leading organic yogurt producer. He is also the Chairman and Founding Partner of Just Label It!, the national campaign to label genetically engineered foods. Gary is the author of Stirring It Up; How to Make Money and Save the World and co-author of Label It Now – What You Need to Know About Genetically Engineered Foods.

He has received 12 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 Lifetime Achievement Award by the US EPA. Among his current projects, he is establishing an Organic Entrepreneurship Centre in Motueka, NZ.