Guanyador del Premi Kleckner apassionat per explicar la història làctica

Gina Gutierrez started finding her voice in May of 2015. That’s when she decided that as a dairy farmer, she needed to talk to people about the importance of dairy in the diet, and share information to offset those who have an agenda to eliminate the dairy industry. She created the Facebook page La Vida Láctea, which is currently nearing 30,000 seguidors.

A mitjans d'octubre, Gina will be celebrated as the twelfth Kleckner Premi guanyador de l'obra que ha fet comunicant i advocar per l'agricultura. Poques setmanes després que, ella es dirigeix a Roma per compartir la seva veu en una altra discussió global sobre nutrició. L'any passat va ser a la taula, representant sector privat, en les converses per la Nacions Unides Food and Agriculture Organization.

Gina és un 5th productor de llet generació del centre de Mèxic. Treballa amb el seu pare, a veterinarian who is in charge of animal health and nutrition and her brother, enginyer agrònom, who takes care of the crops. Gina manages the finances of the 420 llet de vaca. This includes purchasing. En aquest paper, she has a strong understanding of the big picture, the impact of trade barriers and how the business can be hurt when misinformation is circulated.

Since participating in the 2016 Camperol Taula rodona global and joining the GFN, Gina has begun writing articles for two Mexican dairy magazines and has completed a Master’s Degree in Corporate Law. She’s able to see the connection between anti-dairy activists and global nutrition. “Anti-dairy groups may interfere with kids drinking milk by scaring people, especially parents. By doing this, they’re affecting the kids’ intellectual and physical development because without animal protein, the body doesn’t work the same. Milk is a food designed by nature, loaded with nutrition. A well-nurtured childhood is a game changer, Així accés a caixa forta, aliment assequible és clau per a un futur millor,” says Gutierrez.

Gina was presented the Kleckner Award by Mary Boote and GFN Chairman Reg Clause.

She says the anti-dairy agenda isn’t a big problem in Mexico YET, “because people are starving here and they’d rather buy a liter of milk for $1 US than shell out $5 for some plant based juice.” But, Gutierrez says, the fact that more of that kind of thing is coming to the market to serve higher income people causes a rise in food prices all around.

Gina has decided to stop engaging in debates directly with the activists and talk instead to regular consumers. She talks about things like animal care. “It takes healthy cows to produce good milk. We give them plenty of food and lots of water. Ens assegurem que reben prou resta. When they’re pregnant we perform ultrasounds to make sure everything is OK. You might say our cows have their own gynecologists. Pediatricians like to say that the first one thousand days of life for human children are critical. We focus similar attention on our calves to start them healthy and strong. Em assegureu-vos que els nostres inventaris són ben assortit i actualitzada perquè puguem seguir un pla nutricional dissenyat pel meu pare i utilitzar els conreus farratgers crescut pel meu germà."

Georgina "Gina" Gutierrez rebrà la 2018 Premi Kleckner presentat per la xarxa Global d'agricultor dimarts, Octubre 16 a Des Moines, Iowa en un sopar organitzat per la Global Foundation de xarxa pagès. El premi el concedeix anualment des de 2007 i reconeix un pagès global que exemplifica el lideratge fort, visió i voluntat per avançar els drets de tots els agricultors a triar les eines que millorin la qualitat i tecnologia, quantitat i la disponibilitat de productes agrícoles del món. Es va fundar en honor Dean Kleckner, President emèrit de l'organització. Guanyadors anteriors són Rosalie Ellasus, Filipines (2007); Jeff Bidstrup, Austràlia (2008); Jim McCarthy, Regne Unit (2009), Gabriela Cruz, Portugal (2010); Gilbert arap Bor, Kenya (2011) Rajesh Kumar, L'Índia (2012) V. Ravichandran, L'Índia (2013), Ian Pigott, Regne Unit (2014), Lydia Sasu, Ghana (2015), Maria Beatriz "Pilu" Giraudo, Argentina (2016) i Motlatsi Musi, Sud-àfrica (2017).

Happy cows are healthy cows at the Gutierrez dairy farm in Central Mexico.