David H. Murdock is Chairman of Dole Food Company, Inc., the world’s largest producer and marketer of fresh fruit, fresh vegetables, packaged and frozen foods. He is also Chairman, CEO and owner of Castle & Cooke, Inc., a leader in real estate development.
Mr. Murdock advocates healthy eating to promote longevity. His Dole Nutrition Institute is dedicated to nutrition education through award-winning publications, including the Dole Nutrition News. He recently dedicated the David H. Murdock Core Laboratory Building, the UNC Nutrition Research Building and the N.C. State University Plants for Human Health Institute Building at the newly opened North Carolina Research Campus, representing a historic partnership with leading universities to advance knowledge about nutrition and disease prevention.