DuPont’s Commitment to Food Security in Africa

Malnutrition is a significant threat to children around the world who do not have proper access to nutritious food.  In fact, the World Health Organization claims that malnutrition is the world’s greatest threat to public health.  This condition starves the body’s ability to repair itself and greatly increases the risk of infection and disease.  According to a report by UNICEF, almost 20 million children under the age of five suffer from severe acute malnutrition, which accounts for over one million deaths in children each year.  To address this major global crisis, DuPont is working with UNICEF to feed malnourished children in countries like Sudan with “Ready-to-Eat Therapeutic Food”.  This high-protein peanut-based paste does not require water and is delivered in a ready-to-use packet.  Made with DuPont emulsifier technology that prevents oiling to provide a longer product shelf life, UNICEF has delivered ready-to-use food to hundreds of thousands of children in Sudan and other countries around the world.

 

To find out more about DuPont’s commitments to food security in the African continent as well as around the world, take a look at the Infographic below or by visiting this web page.

 

Marc Gunther on Climate Change and its effects on Global Food Security

What is the relationship between climate change and food availability?  Marc Gunther, moderator of the Global Food Security Index launch in Washington, DC and contributing editor at Fortune magazine, wrote a blog post that focused on the effects of extreme weather on food security.  Droughts, wildfires and hurricanes have direct impact on the supply and cost of food.  Are we mitigating climate change or are we adapting to global warming?  Read about Gunther’s take on his blog: http://www.marcgunther.com/2012/07/15/corn-catastrophes-and-climate/